Charity hunger

In 1 on January 4, 2009 at 7:42 am

Every year all over America, sometimes even before the balloons come down, or the parking lot has been cleared or the volunteers have packed up their cars and drained the water out of their coolers, the hunger begins to gnaw. From the ‘Relay for Life,’ or whatever local charity run or cause you have worked on for the past few weeks or months – the hunger pangs are there.

“What will we do next year? How did it go? What could we have done better?”

Staying hungry isn’t about food. It’s about looking ahead for the next project, the next innovation, the next idea, the next great thing.  You can’t rest on your last success. If you don’t believe me, then tell me how many times you really enjoy hearing about the “glory days,” if they’re not your glory days? The fact is – if you aren’t looking forward – especially with knowledge and technology doubling every month or so – you’re in a world of hurt.

What does “Staying hungry” mean?

  • Reading blogs and feeds and talking to your tribe/group/people about what’s new
  • Keeping up with your industry, but looking past what’s happening towards what’s possible.

What’s scary is that many people think you start a business, work hard, finally succeed and then you can sit back and coast. They don’t realize the next big thing is waiting and if they don’t see it first, then someone will. It’s better to be ahead of the curve, than behind it.


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