The Ingredients for Success
August 16, 2010
I can’t get sewing out of my head. I feel like a teenager in love, always thinking about sewing, obsessing about it really. Wait, is this a diary entry or a blog post?
In all honesty, and putting all silliness aside, I am absolutely smitten and in love with me job. I had my first big show this past weekend and I did quite well. Besides getting a few big sales, I now have two stores interested in my work, one carrying my patterns, and one my finished quilts. Along with that, I might even have a great connection to a big name gallery in our area. And all of this buzz has just been fuel to my fire, my passion, my obsession. Last night I was dreaming about quilts, my ideas taking form, and when I woke this morning, I jumped right into sketching.
All of this obsessing and passion has really got me thinking about the ingredients for success. While I’m currently in love with my job, if I can’t eventually turn it into something that does well for me and my family, well, I might need to find a second job.
And then I heard this podcast and was convinced: Radio Lab Podcast: Secrets of Success
Here’s a short description: “Malcolm Gladwell doesn’t like Gifted and Talented Education Programs. And he doesn’t believe that innate ability can fully explain superstar hockey players or billionaire software giants. In this podcast, we listen in on a conversation between Robert and Malcolm recorded at the 92nd St Y. Robert asks Malcolm if he’s a “genius denier,” and Malcolm asks Robert if he’s uncomfortable with the power of love, as they duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.”
Ingredients for Success
- 1 cup talent
- 4 cups time
- 10 cups determination, passion, and love
- pinch of good luck