PPP #10: Do things on purpose, success paradox, abandon goals.

PPP #10: Do things on purpose, success paradox, abandon goals.
Pip’s Practical Prompts Newsletter
Sent by Charles Burdett

 

Strategy

Strategy is doing things on purpose.

If you are doing something and you don’t know why (i.e. copying what others are doing), it’s likely you aren't following a strategy.

Next time you make a decision - ask how it’s gets you to your endgame.

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Being Human

Paradox of Success.

Paradoxically, to achieve success you must do things for their own sake. Not for the sake of success.

Lewis Hamilton became the all-time greatest racing driver from the love it. Not from the desire to be the all-time greatest racing driver.

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Creativity

Abandon your goals.

Where attempts are made to realize creativity through ambition alone, not much is achieved.

Ambition has a sterilizing effect on creativity ... to be creative for reasons of ambition will not work.

It requires love ...

—Marie-Louise von Franz.

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