Published on February 19, 2014
the story of success
what success isn’t…
what is success?
the happiest man in the world
the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -vince lombardi
the secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. -paulo coelho, the alchemist
but jeph, i’m not talented at anything I can’t be successful!
the talent myth
there are no prodigies just people who work harder than others
every successful person was the underdog at one point
david wasn’t the underdog, the ﬁght was more like this….
being the underdog " is a good thing
start punching up a weight class
do you think successful people have more hours in a day than you and I?
it’s their habits.
champions don’t do extraordinary things, they do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. they follow the habits they’ve learned. -tony dungy
what the hell is water?!?
at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. that’s the greatest lie. world’s -paulo coelho, the alchemist
do something impossible
timing isn’t an excuse
these companies were all started in economic downturns: Disney CNN MTV Hyatt Burger King FedEx Microsoft Apple Texas Instrument 20th Century Fox Gillette AT&T IBM Merck Hershey’s Eli Lilly Coors Bristol-Myers
failure is the road to success
Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs for 12 seasons…
…he also led the league in strikeouts for 5 of those seasons
the strikeout kings of baseball…
1. Reggie Jackson 2597 strikeouts
2. Sammy Sosa 2306 strikeouts
5. José Canseco 1942 strikeouts
so what is success?
success is putting a dent in the universe
success is being a part of something larger than yourself
what’s your thing?
go do something impossible
Sources:" The One Thing by Gary Keller! Passion Capital by Paul ALofs! The Power of Habit by by Charles Duhigg! Out Think by G. Shawn Hunter! Bounce by Mathew Syed! www.thefanmanifesto.com ! http://thegrumpyowl.com/! http://i.cdn.turner.com/! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zappos! http://www.businessinsider.com/reddit-ceo-admits-were-still-in-thered-2013-7! http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2010/09/07/the-perfect-salary-forhappiness-75000-a-year/! The Pursuit of Happiness!
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