Last week me and my girlfriend went on a roadtrip from Los Angeles to San Fransisco and then taking the magnificent Pacific Coast Highway back. I had forgotten how fun road trips actually are. We passed big fields of fruit, vegetables and magnificent views of the mountains and the oceans. We ate well, went on adventures and decided to make a stop that I want to share with you.
It was The Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. The Googleplex is the main headquarters for Google and an estimate of 40-thousand people work there.
To get a job at Google you almost have to be a rockstar in your field. Walking around the Google Campus I started thinking.
How do you become so great that a company like Google want to hire you?
How do you evolve in your area so that your leave the competition behind?
How do you become the best of the best?
Let me share with you a few of my thoughts on the subject and maybe you can share yours.
We live in a world where we want it now and we want it fast. The people that really excel and become the best of the best in any area have patience. They have so much patience that they will keep working on their dreams even a long, long time after people will tell them to stop and move on. Most of the best of the best people are simply the best because they have worked hard for a very, very long time.
#2: Attention to details
The greatest of our time in any field have a tremendous attention to details. If you want to be the best in any field you have to be ready to do what other people don't. You have to love it so much that you want to learn the stuff that most people ignore, the small, small details that from a far distance might not be seen but if you look closely will make all the difference in the world.
To be the best surfer in the world you have to live where there is good waves, to become the greatest real estate agent in the world you have to be surrounded by opportunities, to become a great parent you have to spend time with your family. I hope you see where I am going. It is quite simple, to become the best you need to be surrounded by people that bring out the best out of you, the people that makes you grind a little bit harder, the people that say 5 more pushups when you already did a hundred and your hands are shaking.
I know that you have succeeded at something at some point in life (big or small success doesn't matter)
Think about what you did that time and try to do it more often, it will pay off!
Check out the cool video from The Google HQ.
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PETER JUMRUKOVSKI is an author, keynote speaker and World medalist who practice what he preach. He consider himself a citizen of the world and is currently residing in Marina Del Rey, CA.
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