If you tend to find inspiration in the loser-turned-winner narrative, then Tony Horton’s story will captivate you right away. A kid from Long Island, with low self-esteem, speech impediment and lousy at both sports and school, he transformed his life, overcome adversity, and inspired millions of people along the way.
People often set larger-than-life goals, and though this doesn’t necessarily mean anything wrong, many fail to follow through. New Year resolutions are a perfect example. Perhaps even the timing of this article serves an obvious point – right around the end of this month most of us abandon our resolutions. By extension, we draw conclusions based upon a broken model.
The job market as we know it starts to shift. Or it has rather started already, but we feel the seismic movement years later. Traditional jobs are slowly receding from the foreground and, in effect, the turnover in almost every industry has increased.
Observing the concept of risk in a very crude sense, one thing becomes increasingly apparent – the pace of change is getting ever faster. And you and I are the perfect example. There is this huge gap between what risk meant for previous generations as opposed to what risk means to us, yet alone how new generations are perceiving the concept of risk.
The month being January, and this being the start of yet another year, we feel quite at home with goal setting, weighing ambitions, reminiscing and reflecting back. It seems as though the holiday break connects us to what is truly important, and somehow, on some level, we feel strangely compelled to digging deeper than usual. And when this becomes everyone’s cup of tea, it is easier to shun off the noise.