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On Success and Hard Work

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Viktor Frankl was Austrian, and Jewish. He was a psychiatrist and neurologist. He founded a whole form of psychotherapy. And he survived Auschwitz, and other concentration camps. This is what he had to say about success:

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.”

This came about the other day, talking with some tweeps.

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Good Gentlemen Who Overpay

ben hechtThe 20s and 30s in Hollywood. According to what Marc Norman tells in What Happens Next, that was the life. Money flowed, the recession was only a bedtime story, and most writers were New York-based authors who despised the film industry and wrote their scripts quickly and effortlessly.

Here’s what Ben Hecht wrote about the moguls:

 

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