What leads people to success?

This is one of the better three and a half minute videos out there (like a lightning talk), by Richard St. John, at TED, titled The Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes. Watch it. Its summed up as:

  1. passion: do it for love not for money
  2. work: its all hard work. nothing comes easily, but you have fun nonetheless
  3. good: practice, practice, practice, and be damn good at it
  4. focus: focus yourself on one thing
  5. push: push yourself. physically, mentally, just push through shyness and self-doubt
  6. serve: serve others something of value
  7. ideas: listen, observe, be curious, ask questions, problem solve, make connections
  8. persist: persistence is the number one reason for success

Thanks to @blogjunkie for pointing this out.


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