The Key to Success, Perseverance

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.”

 Robert Kiyosaki

I understand. I understand how it feels to be beat down time and time again, forcing yourself to get back up. I understand the exhaustion and demotivation, the fear of repeating the same errors, the confusion, the frustration and the endless irony and injustice that the world seems to keep spewing at you.

I understand because I’ve been there, and occasionally I still find myself there. Yet I still find the strength to get up and keep going, a skill I never thought I’d be able to hone. I’ve discovered what gives me the strength to just keep looking ahead and not even glancing backwards for a second. The secret is that I’ve stopped waiting to feel motivated. Motivation will never just show up, no matter how much you’ve been searching. It’s being productive that keeps me going, because either way, win or lose, I will see results, and I would’ve learned something that will make me prosper.

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How will Artificial Intelligence affect jobs? The future of the workplace

‘’Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.’’

Bernard Beckett

When computers were introduced to the workplace in the 80’s, economists realized that productivity in the workplace has not improved by all this new and exciting technology. The point of investing in technology was to increase productivity in the workplace, not have it remain stagnant.

Robert Solow’s computer paradox is the observation that when more investment is made in IT, the more productivity will decrease instead of increase. This was the case in the early 80’s when not much was known about IT or how it can be used to increase competitive advantage.

Yet it took less than a decade, when in the 90’s, productivity suddenly began to improve. Individuals and companies started to comprehend the vast capabilities of technology, and realized how to use this incredible tool to their advantage.

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