“Yes, past success, test scores, personality profiles, and other personnel screening techniques may offer some clues, but they don’t measure what I believe is the most important innate indicator of success, and that is conation.” “Simply put, conation is the will to succeed, the quest for success, the attitude that ‘to stop me you’ll have to kill me,’ that elusive ‘fire in the belly’ that manifests itself in drive, enthusiasm, excitement, and single-mindedness in pursuit of a goal—any goal. All consistently successful people have it. Many well-educated, intelligent, endearing, and presentable people don’t have it.” So I have been re-reading one of my favorite books and this passage really jumped out at me. It is incredible to think about this in the context of my last 20 years of life. In #truth
, this is exactly how the world works.
Another quote from the book:
There are “some people who just can’t be stopped, regardless of the odds or the obstacles, and these are the people one should never bet against.” #theintenselife