The founders of online dating site OkCupid say that, "Getting 99% of the people to kind of like you is a waste of time." And then offer advice on how to find, "The 1% who will love you for who you really are.”
New Year’s resolutions often seem most attainable in the rose-colored future that will begin just after the confetti has come down. But after interviewing three-dozen extraordinary people at the top of their fields, we learned that an essential key to accomplishing the goals we set for ourselves—whether it is to lose 10 pounds or to save the world—is self-awareness.
We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what? The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?”