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Change This Manifesto : Strive For Minimal Achievement

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An awesome 13 page manifesto by the author of Bounce!, Barry J. Moltz : Strive For Minimal Achievement [PDF] .

From the excerpt :

“Failure is valuable only when we realize it is a normal part of the business process even when there always isn’t something to learn. So it does not hold us back.

The real fear and pressure in this whole process is not brought on by our competitors or other outside people. It mostly originates within us. The biggest fear we have is that someone in our position would have done better than us, made better decisions than us and would have built it faster and more profitably than we did. We believe that that we should be in a different place than where we are right now, and that we would be, if only we had made better decisions. Nonsense.

In our business life, in order to move forward, past the fear, past the failure, yes past the success, we actually need to just let go. Letting go is the key to gaining true business confidence. Not by holding onto what people have taught you are the keys to success. Not by looking for the 7 steps. You need to let go of the idea that there is always something to learn from failure or that you can always build and duplicate your success. Get ready for your next great success by letting go and bouncing.”

Some more quotable quotes :

Perfection only happens in Hollywood.
The perfect moment in real business doesn’t exist.

This is why there are so many books out there with numbers in their titles like:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

One that just came out is called, The Business Laws: The 7 Irrefutable Laws That Determine All Business Success by David Eichenbaum. How can he be so sure?

There are not 7 steps to success. It is different for everyone. We can all get at financial success if that is our goal, but there isn’t one single path that will work for all of us.

Written by anol

April 10th, 2008 at 4:03 am

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  1. Brilliant – thanks for sharing ! What a great thing to read first thing in the day ! the manifesto is so true – echoed by the story of Semco / Ricardo Semler & others. I think failure is the only thing that surprises us enough emotionally with that big or little ‘jolt’ of realisation – into making good changes.


    10 Apr 08 at 9:03 am

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