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What to do when things don’t work

Jan 26, 2013

When things go wrong don’t be restless and impatience; sit tight and dig inside yourself. Look inward first then look outward.

Understanding ourselves better is the only way we can make use of to understand the world around us and how it operates, to make sense of our very own success and failure and to make sense of that of our initiatives.

For successful people this very journey start with a rigorous and meticulous self-assessment says Camille Sweeney.


The successful people we spoke with — in business, entertainment, sports and the arts — all had similar responses when faced with obstacles: they subjected themselves to fairly merciless self-examination that prompted reinvention of their goals and the methods by which they endeavored to achieve them.

Camille added:

What we learned from conversation with high achievers is that challenging our assumptions, objectives, at times even our goals, may sometimes push us further than we thought possible.

When it does not work start with questioning your approach, principles, biases, and even the way you are working. And then change.

Via Secret Ingredient for Success by CAMILLE SWEENEY

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Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at

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