Friday, August 27, 2010

Why Intelligent People Fail - Part 2

A few weeks ago a friend told me he'd found my blog and in his opinion my own entries are more interesting than the ones I quote from other sources. Could I get any better compliment? ;) Of course, the point was that my blog should carry my own thoughts...or else you will simpy buy a newspaper. Thus, I felt like I owe you my personal view on the article 'Why Intelligent People Fail'... so here it goes...my confession.
First, I think the list of reasons well applies to both personal and professional side of life. And interestingly, both my personal and professional 'hick ups' could be attributed to the same weaknesess. At least I'm consistent!
Lack of impulse control, spreading myself too thin and inability to delay gratification are my Achilles' heel. The common thread?...Lack of patience, hence the need for more and new activities to loose myself in...and I do!
Too much adrenaline in my blood, I guess! But at the end of the day I often feel exhausted :(
Now that I identified the problem (they say that's the first step towards resolving it), would I be able to do something about it? Let's see...and may be Part 3 of this post will follow. Until then, I'm open to hear your comments!

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Do youn feel you fail? at what?

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  2. Good point, Ofelia! I guess I was just admitting where I see room for improvement ;-) “There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.” (Tom Krause)

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