David Maister has put together a terrific 15 minute podcast on planning your career. I don’t know how finds the time to produce so much valuable information. I don’t know any other consultant who makes so much information available for free. He continues to amaze me!
In this podcast, David quotes Calvin Coolidge on success:
â€œNothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.â€
â€” US President Calvin Coolidge
Because persistence is the key to success, Maister suggests that we can only achieve success if we pursue our true interests. He makes a compelling argument that we are only persistent with the things we love. In this brief presentation, he even manages to offer some very valuable suggestions on how to identify your “true self”.