Monday, December 28, 2009

Achieve the Unachievable

My mom got me a wonderful, wise little book for Christmas called "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be." Although this book is a light read, it holds a great many truths. These truths are applicable for both the personal and the professional spheres of life, and are relevant regardless of one's area of expertise.

Particularly interesting to me so far is the section "You Can Achieve the Unachievable." The author, Phaidon, says this:

Firstly, you need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end.

Try to do the things you're incapable of. If you think you're unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. If you think you're incapable of running a company, make that your aim. If you think you're unable to be on the cover of
Time magazine, make it your business to be there.

Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.

Great food for thought! I'll be sure to share some of Phaidon's wisdom in future posts, but I definitely recommend picking up a copy of the book!

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