My publisher generously offered to create and post a video of me on their site and a few other sites. Unfortunately they cut out the funny stuff (me on the elliptical machine in a bathrobe, sitting in a hot-tub in a bathrobe and wearing a suit over a bathrobe) but hey, their job is to sell books, not laughs. Anyway, please view this video on YouTube and like it up!
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Back in high school, I picked up on something important. For purposes of calculating students’ grade point averages, an “A-“ counted the same as an “A” (or an “A+” for that matter.) I always strove to get good enough grades to keep my parents off my back, so I decided to strive for A minuses. The reason is that, at least for me, I could usually achieve an A- simply by coming to class on most days, whereas achieving an actual A took significantly more effort, usually required doing something I despised (cracking a textbook) and forced me to spend countless hours thinking about school.
How does this notion of “strive for good enough” apply to the real world? Let’s look at two well-known achievers: [click to continue…]