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How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic
Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there’s no easy way at all to put it on a to-do list. So how do founders and leaders at these places stay motivated? Read on for advice from Aaron Levie, Leah Busque, Arianna Huffington, and more.

While luck may play a small role in the success of Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley’s most famed entrepreneurs, it is their unique mindsets that provide the energy, inspiration, and drive needed to achieve what others simply see as unattainable.
So, what distinguishes these entrepreneurs from the rest of us? The seven tech leaders below shared their personal stories on how they think, live, and work in order to survive the grueling hours, overcome the challenges that others have found insurmountable, and achieve what others have failed to do.

Here’s the story.
[Image: Flickr user Tim Simpson]
 

Some great advice in here. Favorite: Bobak Ferdowsi, Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: “Make sure you enjoy the journey.”

"Nine years ago when the Curiosity mission started, he said, no one had a clue whether it would be successful—so he learned to live for smaller problem-solving victories rather than the "major accomplishment" at the end."

forbes:

fastcompany:

How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic

Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there’s no easy way at all to put it on a to-do list. So how do founders and leaders at these places stay motivated? Read on for advice from Aaron Levie, Leah Busque, Arianna Huffington, and more.

While luck may play a small role in the success of Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley’s most famed entrepreneurs, it is their unique mindsets that provide the energy, inspiration, and drive needed to achieve what others simply see as unattainable.

So, what distinguishes these entrepreneurs from the rest of us? The seven tech leaders below shared their personal stories on how they think, live, and work in order to survive the grueling hours, overcome the challenges that others have found insurmountable, and achieve what others have failed to do.

Here’s the story.

[Image: Flickr user Tim Simpson]

 

Some great advice in here. Favorite: Bobak Ferdowsi, Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: “Make sure you enjoy the journey.”

"Nine years ago when the Curiosity mission started, he said, no one had a clue whether it would be successful—so he learned to live for smaller problem-solving victories rather than the "major accomplishment" at the end."

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