THE QUESTION

Not a baseball question!

In his first six days in the major leagues, the Nationals' Danny Espinosa blasted three home runs, including a grand slam. Do you find that your biggest successes come in big bursts, or as the result of slow and steady progress? Is success more about "base hits," or "home runs"?

Posted by Success Editors on September 13, 2010 12:00 AM
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A pebble in the pond

I believe success only 'seems' to come in big spurts because it is the published book, fabulous performance, or diploma. What is not seen are the hours of and sleepless nights.

Posted by Virginia Bianco-Mathis, on September 13, 2010 9:42 PM

A home run in Gaza

After years of base hits , we sometimes get a hit out of the park, like an amazing article on our work in Gaza from last week's New York Times.

Posted by James S. Gordon, on September 13, 2010 12:45 AM

Sustaining success

The biggest successes come in retrospect. If you stop to ask yourself why everything is working so well today, or, worse, to congratulate yourself, you risk losing everything you are trying to accomplish.

Posted by Nell Minow, on September 13, 2010 12:42 AM

Never give up

Paul Rieckhoff lives to hit home runs. The founder of a group for U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, he -- and people like him -- hit home runs for other people. That is the difference.

Posted by Jan Scruggs, on September 13, 2010 12:38 AM

One brick at a time

The landscape of fame is littered with Olympic gold medalists and lottery winners who fell on hard times because they thought one big moment would sustain success throughout their lives.

Posted by Patricia McGuire, on September 13, 2010 12:00 AM

Practice, practice

I consistently read, write, speak, coach, consult, receive feedback and ultimately get better. That way, when the big opportunities come, I'm ready for them.

Posted by Misti Burmeister, on September 13, 2010 12:00 AM

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