As you may recall, we discussed the fact that the company that created Angry Birds created over 50 unsuccessful games before they created Angry Birds. The three-time Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo went to almost 600 (!) auditions before he landed a role. And the creator of the Dyson vacuum cleaner worked on over 5,000 (!) prototypes before he nailed it.
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We wrapped it up by quoting Mel who tells us: “To play any game, you have to start. To win, you’ll need to keep going. If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game."
Angela Duckworth, the world’s leading scholar of grit, tells us basically the EXACT same thing.
She tells us: “Life is relatively short, so don’t labor under the delusion that you can keep switching your focus from goal to goal and get anywhere.”
Jim Collins, the world’s leading scholar of business grit and greatness, tells us basically the EXACT same thing.
He tells us: “Life is way too long to give up early and way too short to be derailed from what we’re passionate about and made to do.”
That’s Today’s +1.
One more time…
Think about what you REALLY want to create in your life.
(Seriously. What’s the ONE thing you REALLY want to achieve in this phase of your life?)
Haven’t achieved what you set out to achieve yet?
Learning is winning.
Shine a flashlight on what’s working.
Shine that same flashlight on what might need a little work.
Remember: “To play any game, you have to start. To win, you’ll need to keep going. If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game.”