What Leads to Success?

Beberapa hari yang lalu saya menonton video TED Talk yang singkat tapi menarik dari Richard St. John. Dalam speech 3 menitnya di TED Conference, Richard St. John bercerita bahwa suatu saat ada seorang anak SMA yang duduk di sebelahnya di dalam pesawat terbang, bertanya kepadanya, apa sih yang membuat seseorang bisa menjadi sukses? What leads to success?

Bermula dari pertanyaan yang sulit dijawabnya waktu itu, Richard mulai mewawancarai lebih dari 500 orang sukses selama 10 tahun. Dan akhirnya, ada sebuah kesimpulan menarik yang diambil, bahwa ada 8 sikap penting untuk mencapai sukses: Passion, Work, Focus, Push, Ideas, Improve, Serve, Persist.

"8 To Be Great" by @RichardStJohn

The Telegram merangkum "8 To Be Great" sebagai berikut:


From his research, here are St. Johns top factors for success:
  1. Passion
    Find the work you're passionate about, and money will follow. Don't expect it to be easy you may have to try a lot of jobs before you figure out what you love.
  2. Work
    Successful people work hard, but they love it. They're workafrolics, because they have fun working.
  3. Focus
    Become single-minded in pursuit of your goal and develop the ability to ignore distractions.
  4. Push
    Don't allow shyness or self-doubt to sabotage your goal. Find ways and other people to push you toward success.
  5. Ideas
    Anybody can come up with good ideas instead of thinking of them as creative, think of ideas as things to solve problems. Don't forget to write them down.
  6. Improve
    Successful people constantly look for ways to improve. Strive to become the best at what you do. Focus on your strengths and practise, practise, practise.
  7. Serve
    Even if you find your passion and work hard, you won't succeed unless you provide something of value to people. It's not about charity, it's about delivering a service or product others need or want.
  8. Persist
    Never give up, don't expect quick results and think of the failures as detours along the road to success. Be prepared to make a lot of mistakes.
Semoga bisa menginspirasi kita semua :)


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