Quote of the day:
This brings me to my system…
I figured my competitive edge was creativity. I would try one thing after another until somethign creative struck a chord with the public. The I would reproduce it like crazy. In the near term it would mean one failure after another. In the long term I was creating a situation that would allow luck to find me…
By design, all of my efforts were long shots. Had I been goal oriented instead of system oriented, I imagine I would have given up after the first several failures. It would have felt like banging my head against a brick wall. But being systems oriented, I felt myself growing more and more capable every day, no matter the fate of the project I happened to be working on. And every day during those years I woke up with the same thought, literally, as I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and slapped the alarm clock off.
Today’s the day.
~ Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Today’s the day indeed.