Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fail you way to success

Nice post by Scott Adam

Forget passion. Goals are for losers. Suffer defeat. Lots and lots of defeat.

The are opening lines of WSJ Article by Scott Adam, Creator of Dilbert.

Lot of successful people give advice “Follow you passion”.
As a loan officer , Scott Adam learnt that one should never make a loan to someone who is following his passion. For example, you don't want to give money to sports enthusiast who is starting a sports store to pursue his passion for all things sporty. He is a bad bet. He is in business for wrong reasons.
Some bankers will prefer to give loan to guys who have no passion but desire to work hard at something that looks good on spreadsheet.  e.g dry cleaning store or fast food franchise boring stuff.
Success generally causes passion rather than passion causes success.

If you never achieve goal, you don’t try anything. On the other hand, if you achieve you goal, you will bored or you will create new goal.

Your job is not your job: your job is to find a better job.  You need to have a system rather than be goal oriented. the system is to continually look for better option.
System can withstand failure and helps you to shift focus to another attempt.
Failure is where success like to hide in plain sight. Everything you want out of life is is the huge , bubbling vat of failure. The trick is to get the good stuff out.

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