Thursday, 21 July 2011

Ideas that work and ideas that don't (Part 7 of 9)

[4] The idea that you are too young, too old, or inadequate to ameliorate your situation:

Such restrictions never hold true overall, although they might apply to specific goals in certain environments; for instance, learning to play the piano at an advanced age can be a lot of fun, but it makes difficult to pursue a career as a pop artist.

Restrictions can often be lifted or circumvented by changing the context; goals can be slightly modified in order to seek better market opportunities.

Personal limitations can inspire us to figure out more effective approaches to make or sell products; careers can be redefined; professions can be combined in order to serve clients in surprising ways.

To be continued in the next post.


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