9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think–and why it works.

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I’m fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs.

And they act on those beliefs:

1. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time.

Deadlines and time frames establish parameters, but typically not in a good way. The average person who is given two weeks to complete a task will instinctively adjust his effort so it actually takes two weeks.

Forget deadlines, at least as a way to manage your activity. Tasks should only take as long as they need to take. Do everything as quickly and effectively as you can. Then use your “free” time to get other things done just as quickly and effectively.

Average people allow time to impose its will on them; remarkable people impose their will on their time.

2. The people around me are the people I chose.

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Ken Loach talks the talk

Ken Loach: Rioters were ‘working class kids without work’

 

The British director Ken Loach turned 75 this year and to celebrate 50 years of his film making the British Film Institute is holding a retrospective of his work.

Asked about the political drive in his films, Ken Loach tells Sarah Montague that he has not softened with time. He also explains why he believes that the world follows a downward spiral towards economic chaos and alienation.

I have to agree…

When I was at school in South London scores of kids in my class just got left to slide into criminality.  Many of the most aggressive violent youngsters I knew at school were people who had talent, empowerment and energy but who were serially obstructed by a system that disowned the social mandate of providing education and jobs – a chance for all.  Today they are parents not with stability and social accord but with maligned stories of social decline.  They have in many cases lived lives at the behest of the criminal courts – mechanisms they never chose and failed to escape.  The tragedy is that we all pay for this loss.

You cannot fail childrens’ rightful expectations, not even the most ephemeral of their valid, treasured visions, aspirations and futures and have a harmonious society as a result.

We have the creativity and raw materials for 100% employment in UK and Europe – society is understandably reacting as a result of broken homes, economy and outright poverty.

Nick Garrett

You can watch the full interview on Thursday 22 September on BBC World News at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT and 20:30 GMT. And on BBC News Channel at 0030 and 04:30 BST on Friday 23 September.

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