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I was in Dublin last month and I found something beautiful:
the Library of Trinity College.
Career advice which I’m fairly certain will resonate and
100% certain you will ignore.
I’ve written and talked about goals and goal setting a few
times before. However, the success of reaching a goal doesn’t
only rest in setting the goal, but also in deciding which path
to take towards it. This video describes two different
approaches, and why one is superior to the other.
Imagine a group of government officials who take and process
passport applications. The application consists of filling in
a form and handing over one photo of the applicant’s face. All
officials try to do good work except one. That official is
racist and rejects every application from a person who looks
different. The people in the government notice the
discrimination. They decide to introduce a machine that will
learn from all applications processed by good officials. The
machine is consistent; it equalizes criteria for all
applications, so current and future discrimination is gone.
But is it?
The best performers are not consistently great, but they’re
great at being consistent.
It’s from Peak Performance and something I’ve noticed too.
People around me who deliver great work have good days and bad
days, but they strive to make it a good day every day.
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