In my last post on learning goals we saw that you’d use them when you desire to learn a new skill or take an existing one to an even higher level.
In this post I’ll give you 10 examples of learning goals and hope they’ll get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to set your own learning goals!Continue Reading »
Did you know that most of the stuff we read about goal setting is about performance goals? While these are great for certain kind of goals, I believe that setting learning goals is a more exciting approach to goal setting and a much better fit for the kind of goals that usually inspire creative, growth-oriented people.
Interesting, you might think, but what’s the difference between the two?Continue Reading »
After an ugly political infight at Apple in 1985, Steve Jobs found himself humiliated and kicked out of the company he had co-founded and suddenly had to think what he then wanted to do with the rest of his life. He had some pretty crazy ideas — from becoming a civilian astronaut to a professional politician.
But after some serious soul-searching he realized that “I think what I’m best at is creating, new innovative products. That’s what I enjoy doing.” That observation was spot on. He pursued this passion for the rest of his life and created a string of wildly popular products — from computers to music players. But how did he actually go about creating these products?Continue Reading »
You may be surprised to hear that order was the virtue that Ben Franklin struggled the most to acquire. As such, being orderly sounds pretty simple; you keep your stuff in its place and go orderly and regularly through your day.
But Franklin had always been a bit disorganized and his early profession as a printer meant that customers would show up when it suited them — and not when Franklin thought they should come. He also had an excellent memory, so he could usually remember where he had placed his stuff, so he did not feel an urgent need to organize his things.Continue Reading »