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Posts Tagged ‘success’

Sunday Snippet: Shawn Achor on Success and Happiness

October 25th, 2015

“Every time your brain has a success, you just changed the goalpost of what success looked like. You got good grades, now you have to get better grades, you got into a good school and after you get into a better one, you got a good job, now you have to get a better job, […]

Sunday Snippet: Bobby Scar on Potential

October 18th, 2015

“Potential is one of those words that is a double-edged sword… You never want to be the player with potential for too long.” Even though I don’t really have the chance to play video games as often as I once did, I still watch a lot of video games online. In particular, I am and […]

Sunday Snippet: Yves Morieux on Cooperation

October 11th, 2015

“To cooperate is not a super effort, it is how you allocate your effort. It is to take a risk, because you sacrifice the ultimate protection granted by objectively measurable individual performance. It is to make a super difference in the performance of others, with whom we are compared. It takes being stupid to cooperate, […]

Sunday Snippet: Eminem

September 20th, 2015

“The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just […]

Sunday Snippet: Mike Rowe on Rejection

August 23rd, 2015

“You can’t separate your successes from your failures until you look back, and even then, there’s not much point in putting each into a separate column. It’s all a part of whatever path your [sic] on.” Something that popped up on social media shortly after the Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show was […]

Sunday Snippet: John Wooden on Reputation and Success

August 16th, 2015

“Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be; your character is what you really are. And I think that character is much more important than what you are perceived to be. You’d hope they’d both be good, but they won’t necessarily be the same.” As we make our way through our personal and professional lives, […]

Sunday Snippet: Markus Frind, Plenty of Fish

July 26th, 2015

“What I’ve done is unique – there is no one else to relate to. I just focus on beating myself and trying lots of new things.” How’s this for a local success story? A Vancouver entrepreneur decides to launch an online dating site and runs it entirely on his own from his home for a […]

Sunday Snippet: Momofuku’s David Chang

March 22nd, 2015

“I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.” Some […]