“If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein
There are those who would constrain their goals…
to ways and means which keep things clean, orderly and efficient.
God bless them!! But…
If Alexander Fleming had played by those rules, there would have been no penicillin.
If Albert Einstein wore socks and combed his hair, who knows how that misdirected attention would have cost us?
Heck, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are and were notoriously known for disheveled workspaces.
We often limit ourselves too much from fear of getting dirty or things getting out of control.
In the ’70s, Steve Martin produced a comedy album entitled “Comedy is Not Pretty.”
Very often, for those who are willing to get dirty and be messy in the pursuit of their dreams, achieving those goals envisioned in easier, wistful, holiday times (e.g., New Years resolutions) will not be pretty.
But a nice roast pig or holiday ham (sorry vegetarians) doesn’t come from a pretty pen.
As you get into the mud, blood, sweat, tears and fears of going for the gold in this new year of new you intentions, remember that all those can be washed off after the finish line.
This year, play dirty. Better yet, play ugly.
Got playing ugly?
“I embrace the messiness of life, I find it so beautiful actually.”- Brad Pitt
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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