Our instinct was to work towards the good grade, now it’s the paycheck. But…Take it or leave it! Wise advice or just blowing smoke?
Nothing extraordinary is ever achieved through ordinary means. When your mentality has you working toward the next paycheck or the year-end bonus, you are less likely to invest effort in long-term goals. The great achievements that lie years ahead are often compromised for near-term rewards. Sometimes we must short-circuit ourselves and focus on the faint light at the end of the very long tunnel.
Let's keep our old schoolhouse memories as just what they are: memories. A productive, creative life requires independent thinking and reasoning; be skeptical of the things you do “just because.”
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Don't remember everything you learn.
Quick words of wisdom (?) from Scott Belsky.