Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Day: "Become so good they can't ignore you."

"If you’re itching to make your life something amazing, consider spending less time daydreaming about defying the status quo and answering the critics of your decision, and spending more time gearing yourself up for the challenge of becoming so good that they can’t ignore you."

--Cal Newport, Study Hacks


Josh Patel said...

Hey Chris

This is one of the best piece fof advice I have ever got. The world will be a beter place if everyone tries to be good.
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every activity you engage in!

Dan Erwin said...

I agree fully. But you'll also need an important network to see how good you are and to recommend you.

In the Upper Midwest, the rule is work hard and you'll get promoted. It doesn't work that way without a large number of people to promote you and build your reputation. Here's the caveat: you'll need to work in behalf of your network also.