The irony of obsessing over what works…

… is that it usually leads to the very opposite of actual work. People who wait on guarantees rarely ever get started. People who act on their interests, even when they act imperfectly or unsuccessfully, end up doing things that result in a greater sense of confidence and creativity. Moving in the direction of what… Continue reading The irony of obsessing over what works…

A Lesson From Michael Jordan on Being Too Good To Be Ignored

This week on the Praxis Blog, I wrote an article entitled¬†Failure, Rejection, & The Myth of Overlooked Genius. In this post, I analyze the misconception that success stories are mostly about geniuses whose talent went overlooked until, through persistence and self-belief, those geniuses finally found someone who could see their true value. I observe: Valuable… Continue reading A Lesson From Michael Jordan on Being Too Good To Be Ignored

Success is not about being an expert on success

There’s a difference between being an expert and being someone who gets what he wants. When my wife said “yes” to my marriage proposal, I got what I wanted. That doesn’t make me an expert on relationships. I don’t have a happy marriage because I know what women want or because I understand “the 10… Continue reading Success is not about being an expert on success