It's never too late for your career to peak
Researchers analyzed the career-long performance of more than 20,000 scientists, 3,000 artists, and 6,000 filmmakers.
They found and confirmed the existence of a "hot streak" in one's mid-career - a multiyear where there are a series of successful outcomes within a finite period.
Between 80% to 91% of people analyzed were likely to have at least one hot streak, while a third had two hot streaks.
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In our Success obsessed society, failure is rampant, as every successful person has a string of past failures, and may have been a loser before eventually finding success.
The person who eventually succeeds after failing is the one who is using failure to learn, as a feedback mechanism, and applying those lessons in his future decisions.
Failing Fast is crucial considering the first lesson of learning and taking feedback from failure.
The speed of failing ensures we take the path to success sooner rather than being stagnated and then having to pay the opportunity cost.
Our eventual success depends on our failing fast.
As reaction to panic or stress the body pumps adrenaline, making you breath faster and certain parts of the body feel tight, that makes us prone to often incorrect snap judgments. When having that kind of response, close your eyes, take a few breaths, and take some time to consider your next action.
That buys you time to physically calm down enough to make a more considered choice.
New studies examined the relationship between how people make decisions - if they make it rationally or emotionally - and how determined they are to defend that choice.
They found t...
For marketers: Drawing out a decision based on feelings could encourage a stronger allegiance among consumers. This could be achieved through subtle tactics like visuals instead of words, or colors instead of gray-scale.
For consumers: Choices that need steadfast commitment should be made with emotion instead of weighing up pros and cons. Choices that need frequent consideration should be made rationally.