What is that permits to someone to rise in fortune, fame and respect?
After all, it's too easy to look across the tracks and see successful people
(whatever form that 'success' might take to be relevant to you) and muse
that they've only done it because they're born in the right month,
to the right family or with an excess of luck on their side.
It's much harder to perceive your destiny as your own responsibility.
Do anything well. You must first care. Passionately.
Be enthusiastic. Be hungry. Stay hungry.
Be proactive. Do more than your job description.
In fact, create your own job.
Understand that receiving criticism is the quickest way to improve.
Love your life outside work. It's the only way to stay sane and
that's the more important the higher you go.
Know your phisical limits, but never stop dreaming.
Never mock another person's dreams. Don't be a quitter.
If you believe you can do something, you have already done
the hard part.
Be curious, stay curious.
Rules are overrated but respect is everything.
If something hasn't done before it' doesn't mean it's not possible.
In short, dream, believe, do!
But be prepared to work bloody hard, over and above expectations.
Never cheat. Don't gossip. Have a moral code. Enjoy the ride.
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