Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Power of Words: If vs. When

This morning at the gym Bloomberg TV was on while I was pounding away on the treadmill. I realized one thing: the media sure does love to deify certain high profile business people (Jobs, Gates, etc).

But what about the rest of us? Those who do not necessarily run billion-dollar businesses. What does it take for us to acheive that success (success in, and of itself is also a myriad of personal beliefs and goals--let's assume conventional success for simplicity)

Honestly, its hard to see what people at the top and those so young in their careers such as myself may share as a common denominator.

Consequently, I often think in if's. If I were good at this, then.../If I had this skill, then.../If I were more like this person, then...and eventually all those "if's" accumulate into self-defeat.

Perhaps the trick is to stop with "if's"...and focus more on the "when's".

When I get there, I will have done x, y and z to make it.