Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What it Takes to be GREAT !

Interesting read for you:

Here are some quotes to note:

"So greatness isn't handed to anyone; it requires a lot of hard work."

"Instead, it's all about how you do what you're already doing - you create the practice in your work, which requires a few critical changes. The first is going at any task with a new goal: Instead of merely trying to get it done, you aim to get better at it."

"Again, research shows that this difference in mental approach is vital. For example, when amateur singers take a singing lesson, they experience it as fun, a release of tension. But for professional singers, it's the opposite: They increase their concentration and focus on improving their performance during the lesson. Same activity, different mindset."

"Through the whole process, one of your goals is to build what the researchers call "mental models of your business" - pictures of how the elements fit together and influence one another. The more you work on it, the larger your mental models will become and the better your performance will grow."

"Do it regularly, not sporadically."

"... the striking, liberating news is that greatness isn't reserved for a preordained few. It is available to you and to everyone."

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