Rick Pitino, renowned NCAA basketball coach, and now coach of the Boston
Celtics, recently wrote a book on how to succeed in life, whether it’s in
business or sports. Entitled Success is a choice, the book includes ten steps that Pitino says are essential for achieving our potential. Here they are:
Build self esteem. You have to believe in your strengths and never doubt yourself.
Set demanding goals. Don’t make wish lists—make work lists.
Always be positive. People like being around positive people. For great role models here, just look at previous winners of the Design News Engineer of the Year award, such as Boeing’s Alan Mullaly, Hughes’ Bernard Dagarin, Thermo Cardiosystem’s Vic Poirier, Deka’s Dean Kamen, and the others. They all draw people toward them not just with their intelligence, but with their can-do attitude.
Establish good habits. It’s not that practice makes perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Master the art of communication. Listening is more important than talking.
Learn from role models. See our Engineering Achievement A-ward winners.
Thrive on pressure. With 15 projects a year—4.5 at a time—engineers know pressure. But, pressure doesn’t have to equal stress. Stress is an enemy. Pressure can be an ally if you use it to get yourself better organized. If no one else puts pressure on you, put it on yourself.
Be ferociously persistent. One more iteration on that design just might give you the solution you’ve been looking for.
Learn from adversity. There is something to learn in every crisis.
Survive success, perhaps one of the most important. Don’t let success spoil you. You can’t change the good work habits that helped you succeed once you’ve met your goals. You have to keep up those habits—it’s a lifestyle.
Pitino’s overriding point: Success is something you earn and deserve, not a birth right. Words to live by.
this is absolutely all true! its so nice to be successful in life, to be rich and famous but there is not shortcut in achieving that. im actually planning to start a business and i will be asking help from my friend that will do business listing for me.
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