It’s not just about luck

You have to be in the right place at the right time, but when it comes, you better have something on the ball.

Croucho Marx

/phil

Why you should not back down from hard challenges

The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line.

/phil

It is about getting things done

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

When someone gives you an important task and you want to impress this certain somebody then remember to GET IT DONE!

If course it seems reasonable to come back with a good excuse and he will most likely not judge you if you have good reasons, but what is more important is that the person remembers giving you a task and you being unable to complete it.

No matter how good the reason, the next time he will think of someone to complete an important task he will not think like
“Who could get it done if there were no obstacles”

but rather
“Who gets my shit done without coming back to me before he is finished with a task”
.
You may be lucky enough that there is not such a person and you as the second choice will still be the man to do the job but would it not be better to be the first choice to begin with?

Of course it would be. And that is why you get your shit done! If someone gives you a task and you want to help him out, you get it done.

By the way, this is one of the very idealistic posts, don’t take it literally. There are perfect reasons for coming back to a person without having fullfilled their tasks but this is a general idea of how work should function and how delegation of work should apply.

/phil

How to succeed

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.

G.K. Nielson

It is not about talent, about having family money or being born in a certain city.

Success is about your inside, about youd mind and your soul. If you WANT success, if you are craving for success more than you crave for nothing else, then you will work hard in order to achieve it.

I can’t stress enough that behind all those “over night”-successes always lies a lot of hard work in the first place. Hard work is not often seen by the viewers and that is why success in general is often seen as a miracle, unfair distributed between all people.

Guess what? It is up to you to take your slice of the success-cake, the harder you work, the bigger it will be!

/phil

Will smith talks about live, greatness and talent vs. skill

 

/phil