The fundamental principles of success

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The fundamental principles of success

  1. Let’s talk about T H E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  2. “Hmmmmmm...”
  3. WHO DOESN’T WA N T S U C C E S S ?
  4. WHO DOESN’T WA N T S U C C E S S ? Everyone wants success!
  5. NSFW!
  6. We’re talking about R E L AT I V E LY G R E AT S U C C E S S
  7. We’re talking about R E L AT I V E LY G R E AT S U C C E S S which is very hard to get!
  8. P R I N C I PA L S
  9. PRINCIPLES
  10. Basic, common and fundamental PRINCIPLES
  11. Basic, common and fundamental PRINCIPLES are so obvious we forget their importance
  12. 9
  13. Principle the first: HARD WORK
  14. “[Energy is] 75% of the job” - Paul Arden
  15. “The sleeping fox catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  16. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby” - Benjamin Franklin
  17. “The sleeping fox catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  18. “The sleeping developer catches no poultry” - Benjamin Franklin
  19. “The sleeping developer catches no apps” - Benjamin Franklin
  20. “The sleeping developer codes no apps” - Benjamin Franklin
  21. “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key will always be bright” - Benjamin Franklin
  22. “Apps, like web sites, run faster than developers walk, while the designer will always be awesome” - Benjamin Franklin
  23. “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key will always be bright” - Benjamin Franklin
  24. Procrastination and inaction do more damage than hard work...
  25. Procrastination and inaction do more damage than hard work... ...which keeps you sharp and learns you plenty
  26. “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goodsquot; - Thomas Paine
  27. “Hmmmmmm...”
  28. Again, principle the first: HARD WORK
  29. Principle number two: D E T E R M I N AT I O N
  30. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour” - Henry David Thoreau
  31. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his conscious endeavour” life by - Henry David Thoreau
  32. “...all his will is bent toward recovering it”
  33. Determination is... ...an undying dedication to your goal
  34. “Hmmmmmm...”
  35. Again, principle number two: D E T E R M I N AT I O N
  36. Principle number three: JOIE DE VIVRE
  37. Principle number three: ZEST FOR LIFE
  38. Life is short... ...enjoy every day like it's your last... ...but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!
  39. “Life is short. Enjoy every day like it's your last but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!” - Eoghan McCabe
  40. every day like it's your “Life is short. Enjoy last but plan for tomorrow like it's your first!” - Eoghan McCabe
  41. “Hmmmmmm...”
  42. Again, principle number three: JOIE DE VIVRE
  43. The fourth principle: LOVE FOR PEOPLE
  44. “No man is an island”
  45. How can a man be an island?
  46. Independence is a false God... ...winners know how to leverage the win of the crowd
  47. Like, the fourth principle was: LOVE FOR PEOPLE
  48. Principle number five: CRAZY AMBITION
  49. “It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to bequot; - Paul Arden
  50. “I want to be as famous as Persil Automaticquot; - Victoria Beckham
  51. “...pick on someone bigger than you” - Richard Branson
  52. Principle number five was: CRAZY AMBITION
  53. Principle number six is: HABITUAL EXCELLENCE
  54. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.quot; — Aristotle
  55. God is in the details
  56. Principle number six was: HABITUAL EXCELLENCE
  57. Principle number seven: GENERAL INTEREST
  58. It’s all about perspective
  59. Principle number seven was: GENERAL INTEREST
  60. Principle number eight: FOCUS
  61. I’d rather be a one-hit wonder... ...than a no-hit nobody
  62. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”
  63. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it focus.” takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining
  64. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it focus.” takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining - Oprah Winfrey
  65. FOCUS
  66. Principle number eight: FOCUS
  67. Principle number nine: R E V O LT
  68. “Everything popular is wrong” - Oscar Wilde
  69. “Whatever you think, think the opposite” - Paul Arden
  70. Innovation happens when conventions are broken
  71. If you play by other's rules, you'll be severely limited by those that make them... ...and those that make them are the successful ones!
  72. “Hmmmmmm...”
  73. Finally, principle number nine was: R E V O LT
  74. We were talking about T H E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  75. We were talking about S O M E F U N D A M E N TA L PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
  76. ^ @eoghanmccabe eoghan@contrast.ie

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