What allows people to jump to the next level in their careers? And what enables businesses to take a leap to their next stage of growth?
Do you keep doing the same old thing over and over, hoping this time it’ll turn out differently? There’s a quote for that! It’s been quoted many times — and has been attributed to both the prolific Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, among others: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
Over the past while in this blog, I’ve been telling stories from my life that have made an indelible impression on me because of the important lesson I sensed was at the heart of each one.
Over the past year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the secret that every entrepreneur keeps: the fact that they procrastinate. They see it as an entirely negative experience, one they feel tremendously guilty about. They feel like a fraud, a failure. Because an entrepreneur’s entire life is results-driven, getting stuck is the worst possible situation they can find themselves in.
I’ve always been fascinated with Thomas Edison. You might think, as most people do, that it’s because he was the creator of the most important invention of the past 150 years. But, as much as I appreciate the electric light bulb, that’s not the reason.