One myth is that success can only be obtained if you select your goals early on, know exactly where you’re headed, develop a road map and focus on specific steps toward your long-term goal. The problem with that approach is that your path to success becomes very narrow.
You can become so focused on a distant goal you lose your sense of creativity and your ability to overcome obstacles along the way. Another myth is the notion that those who try harder are more likely to be successful.
I found that people who try less, who find a way to judge themselves a little less and allow themselves more freedom and flexibility in approach, are more apt to be successful.
From article: A new model for exceptional performance – by John Eliot, PhD
Article publié pour la première fois le 09/04/2007