O video acima expõe aspectos muito pertinentes no que costumamos abordar como "sucesso", sob o viés da realização. No sentido de fazer o que se gosta e isso simplesmente prosperar. No meu caso, é escrever e falar. Pesquiso o que considero interessante, escrevo e compartilho minhas conclusões sobre isso - para mim, no momento não tem nada que eu considere melhor. É curioso ver quantas coisas fiz em 2012 em decorrência disso!
What leads to success?And I felt really badly, because I couldn't give a good answer. So, seven years and 500 interviews later, I'm gonna tell you what really leads to success. And the first thing is passion. Freeman Thomas says,I'm driven by my passion.TED-sters do it for love; they don't do it for money. And the interesting thing is: if you do it for love, the money comes anyway. Work! Rupert Murdoch said to me,It's all hard work. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun.Did he say fun? Rupert? Yes! TED-ster do have fun working. And they work hard. I figured, they're not workaholics. They're workafrolics. Good! Alex Garden says,To be successful put your nose down in something and get damn good at it. There's no magic; it's practice, practice, practice. And it's focus. Norman Jewison said to me,I think it all has to do with focusing yourself on one thing.And push! David Gallo says,Push yourself. Physically, mentally, you've gotta push, push, push.You gotta push through shyness and self-doubt. Goldie Hawn says,I always had self-doubts. I wasn't good enough; I wasn't smart enough. I didn't think I'd make it. Now it's not always easy to push yourself, and that's why they invented mothers. Frank Gehry said to me,My mother pushed me.Serve! Sherwin Nuland says,It was a privilege to serve as a doctor.Now a lot of kids tell me they want to be millionaires. And the first thing I say to them is:OK, well you can't serve yourself; you gotta serve others something of value. Because that's the way people really get rich.Ideas! TED-ster Bill Gates says,I had an idea: founding the first micro-computer software company.I'd say it was a pretty good idea. And there's no magic to creativity in coming up with ideas -- it's just doing some very simple things. And I give lots of evidence. Persist! Joe Kraus says,Persistence is the number one reason for our success.You gotta persist through failure. You gotta persist through crap! Which of course meansCriticism, Rejection, Assholes and Pressure.