Four keys to success
Q: Is it wise when athletes pursue success at the expense of their educations? Simon Cho dropped out of high school to train as a short-track speed skater, and his father sold his business to pay the bills. The teenager ended up surprising everyone -- including himself -- by making the U.S. Olympic team. Is tunnel vision a good thing in pursuit of such a demanding goal? Are extreme sacrifices necessary, or foolish?
When I was doing the research for my book, "A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback," I interviewed hundreds of people who had created massive success, and all gave the same answers ...that you must have a clear vision, make tough decisions, take persistent and consistent action, and have great desire.
Young Mr Cho and his parents exhibit the same keys to success.
I would never recommend anyone quit school, but there is a story of another young man who left school (college) early and used the same four keys (vision, decision, action and desire) to build a new company ... called Microsoft. His name is Bill Gates.
I would recommend we keep our eyes and ears open for young Mr Cho, because even if he doesn't succeed in the Olympics, he has the stuff that greatness is made of!
Posted by: Listening2 | February 16, 2010 6:41 PM
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