Category Archives: Greatness

Don’t Worry About Being the Best; Be the Best at Getting Better

In a world that seems obsessed with winning and being the best, it can be easy to lose sight of what really matters: progress. While being the best at something is certainly a worthy goal, it can be fleeting and ultimately unsatisfying if it’s not accompanied by a commitment to ongoing improvement. This is where the idea of “being the best at getting better” comes in.

7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity

“The Slayer of Mediocrity.” That’s what I called myself when I first started posting stuff online. Eventually, people on Twitter started calling me Innovation Insurgent, and it stuck. My belief is that humans have inherent attitudes and beliefs that drive us toward mediocrity; I started taking an interest in how to combat these attitudes and beliefs.

10 Strategies For Changing Your Perspective

It’s all a matter of perspective. Perspective is worth more than IQ. Cliche’s you’ve heard before; they true. Having and gaining perspective is part of growing up, few people take full control of enhacing it and most don’t.

The Marginal Gains Philosophy: How to Achieve Big Results Through Small Improvements

We all want to get better, some more than others, at whatever it is that we do. But, most fail and end up being average. Talent alone won’t make you great, but obsession will. Obsessing about the details, and focusing on getting better everyday.  How?

Embrace Feeling Dumb

I don’t know. Great!, that’s where you want to start, I said.  Society rewards experience, expertise, having all the answers. But better answers aren’t found in the domain of old ideas, they’re found when we actively question what we think we know and venture outside our field of expertise.