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8 principles to achieve results

Here’s How to Win: 8 principles for your career, relationships, and life.

1. Follow Your Curiosity

Humans are born with astonishing curiosity. But somewhere along the way, we're told to stop asking questions.

Learn to follow your curiosity—trust it. For the curious mind, anything is possible. Fortune favors the curious.

2. Change Your Mind

Willingness to change one's mind is a rarity in today's society.

It's great to have a strong view, but always open your mind to counterarguments. Stubborn objection to alternative perspectives stalls progress. Strive for strong opinions, weakly held.

3. Adopt a Process Orientation

Prioritize process, not outcomes.

When you prioritize process, you become flexible in where you are headed - you focus on the inputs and stop worrying about the outputs.

Just keep laying one brick at a time - forward progress is all that matters.

4. Simplify Where Others Complicate

"The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple" - Einstein

Complexity and jargon are often used to mask a lack of deep understanding. Learn with a depth such that you can convey the complex in simple, digestible ways.

Find beauty in simplicity.

5. Operate in Your Zone of Genius

Your Zone of Genius is where your interests, passions and skills align.

Operating in your Zone of Genius means playing games you are uniquely well-suited to win.

6. Have a High Tolerance for Failure

We fear failure, so most of us play it safe to avoid it. But our greatest moments of growth often stem directly from our greatest failures.

Don't accept failure, but don't fear it either.

You will fail. Embrace it. Fail smart and fast.

7. Develop a Bias for Motion

A body in motion tends to stay in motion—a body at rest tends to stay at rest.

When in doubt, just start moving.

8. Be Present

With the rise of technology - and the instant access to millions of people and things that it has provided - the ability to be truly present has become a rarity.

When you’re with someone - whether a business contact, friend, or partner - be WITH them.

Put the phone down!

A source


Ken Robinson. Changing Education Paradigms