Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Key to Greatness: Obsession

Guest post on the Zen Habits blog

Quote from a friend of the blogger:
If you want to be good at something, you have to to be obsessive. You have to do the thing all the time, and when you’re not doing it, you have to be thinking about doing it. Why do you think business people who make millions are so good at it? They’re always doing business. Even when they’re not working, they’re thinking about better ways to do business. Same with the greatest writers and painters. They obsess all the time.
James Watson's (of Watson and Crick) tips for greatness:
  • Go for broke
  • Have a way to get the answer
  • Be obsessive
  • Be part of a team
  • Talk to your opponents
  • Never be the brightest person on the room

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