Last week, I wrote about goal-setting and part of my post was a quote that challenged you to ask if you really have 10 years of experience or do you have 1 year of experience repeated 10 times? This idea was reinforced in my mind by Mack Brown, coach of the Texas Longhorns football team, when he stated that he doesn't "want to hear a 40-year-old talking about what he did when he was 19".

In thinking about that comment, it strikes me that our past successes can actually be a trap for us. It can lead us into 10 years (or more) of repeated work. We can get caught up in our success and attempt to live in it forever. That's a dangerous way to live - especially in a world that moves and changes as quickly as ours does.


What are you doing to reinvent yourself?

What challenges are you setting for yourself?

What will you learn today?

Andrew VanderPloeg
Andrew VanderPloeg Guest Blogger, Consultant

Andrew served at Bark for over 20 years before recently taking over the role of Vice President of Marketing & Communications at ShareWord, one of our favorite organizations.