What really leads to success?
“8 to be Great”
- Love what you do
- Work really hard
- Focus on one thing, not everything
- Keep pushing yourself
- Come up with good ideas
- Keep improving yourself and what you do
- Serve others something of value, because success isn’t just about me, me, me
- Persist, because there’s no overnight success
More people said these 8 things helped them than anything else
They are the foundation of success – on top of those, we build the particular skills that we need for our career: technical skills, analytical skills, people skills, creative skills. No matter what field we’re in, these eight traits will be at the heart of our success.
I bought a Vornado 660 Whole Room Air Circulator (~$100, Amazon.com) back in July 2014 upon a recommendation from Gizmodo.com
I have only these thoughts to offer on it:
It really does a fine job of moving air. Puts the very attractive (but noisy, amongst other things…) Dyson Air Multiplier fans to shame
Moves a solid amount of air at all settings. Looks good. Works great.
I’ll repeat what I said to the gentleman sitting next to me at the commencement:
It’s good that an old white guy is talking about race in America
Burns delivers call to action to Class of 2015: ‘Set things right again’
The full transcript of Ken Burns’ commencement address can be seen here (Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom)