Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Decisions, Decisions

Interesting case study on an entrepreneur facing a career decision:

"I've often felt that fear is a strong motivator. That sounds negative when you say it, but you don't want to look like an idiot in front of your friends, you don't want to blow good opportunities, you don't want to say something dumb in an important meeting, so you do your homework. So in a funny way, fear of failure can lead to success."
-- Heidi Roizen

Hmmm, but what if you're not afraid enough of failure? What drives you to want to succeed?

And more:
"This point goes back to when my fiancé died in college. I remember getting his final paycheck two weeks after he died. I remember looking at it-- he used to make about three bucks an hour-- and I remember thinking, "Gosh, I just wish I could buy back this many hours, so I could at least talk to him one more time".