Posted by: shrikantmantri | December 11, 2009

The Key to Success: Do Stuff

via Lifehacker by Adam Pash on 12/10/09


It goes without saying that you can't be successful if you don't do anything, but blogger Charlie Hoehn details how important failing and trying new things—even if it doesn't fit any set path—is to success.

Photo by Nima Badiey.

I’ve failed more times than I can remember. I’ve tried starting up several businesses, tried patenting inventions, tried starting up online communities, tried building several websites, tried to win contests… and failed almost every single time. But I never chalked any of them up as failures in my head, because I learned so much in the process each time.

And therein lies the best career advice I could possibly dispense: just DO things. Chase after the things that interest you and make you happy. Stop acting like you have a set path, because you don’t. No one does. You shouldn’t be trying to check off the boxes of life; they aren’t real and they were created by other people, not you.

This line of thought is reminiscent of Ze Frank’s great brain crack video, so if you need a little motivation to execute one of your half-baked ideas, we’d recommend giving it a watch, too. Feel the same as Hoehn? Disagree? Share your sage advice on the subject in the comments.

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