Improving what we do is a continual and evolving journey for us all. With the overload of information in the modern world finding inspiration can be difficult but here are 4 of my all time favourites,
- Top 5 Regrets of the Dying Blog – Bonnie Ware
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. This will change how you live your life !
- Confidence – How winning streaks & losing streaks begin & end – Rosabeth Kanter
This book is based on an extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines, Seagate, and Verizon and sports teams such as the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as schools, health care, and politics.
The book provides fresh thinking for perpetuating winning streaks and ending losing streaks in all facets of life—from the factors that can make or break corporations and governments to the keys for successful relationships in the workplace or at home. All in all a great read.
- John Wooden – The Difference between winning and succeeding
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. To view the TED video click here.
- Richard St John – Secrets of Success
Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success. To watch the video click here.
Hopefully you can use these sources to improve what you do every day. Goodluck.