I am a notorious perseverer. I can do things for decades but I struggle in the short term. From painting, which I’ve done since I was a kid, to playing guitar for 25 years – I have stopped and started hundreds of times, mostly because I burn out when I attempt to be over productive, instead of doing a little everyday for my own enjoyment.
So how do we stick to tasks even when they are super challenging?
Thanks to the following guests for participating:
Careers Advisor Soma Ghosh from The Career Happiness Mentor.
Agustin Guilisasti, founder and CEO of HumanForest, London’s first free dockless e-bike service.
Here are some of the resources from the show:
Dr Angela Duckworth at a 2013 TED Talk:
Linda Kaplan Thaler at a L2 Learn to Lead talk in 2016:
James Clear at the American Program Bureau talk in 2018:
Books looked at this week:
Dr Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Linda Kaplan Thaler: Grit to Great: How Hard Work, Perseverance, and Pluck Take from Ordinary to Extraordinary
James Clear: Atomic Habits
PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.