The Secret Behind Malcolm Gladwell’s Success

“I feel I was simply stubborn enough to want to do my thing… . If there’s something that you want to do, you should just do it. And maybe the world will reward you and maybe it won’t, but it doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy.”

The Big Think asked Malcolm Gladwell what the secret was behind his success. We learn from his answers not to worry about it, that expertise doesn’t necessarily translate into success, and that if you do what you want to do, that’s success enough.

The Tweet Elite: Weekly Wrap-up

In case you missed any of them, this week’s best tweets from @iDoneThis.  This week, happiness and success are head to head in the popularity vote.

  • These 10 habits may be keeping you from happiness. Do you know what they are and how to quit them? 
  • Here are the 10 rules that successful people live by. Do you know them? Do you live by them?
  • Want to get ahead of the competition? You’ll need to do what others don’t. These 21 things will give you an edge in the race for success.
  • The World Happiness Report, commissioned by the UN Conference on Happiness, reveals what makes us happy worldwide.  The data on work & happiness is especially intriguing.
  • Sometimes the only motivation you need is knowing that it can be done. And it can. Inspiration on not giving up and assurance that you are on the right track.