20 Lessons From Daniel Green ’13 (2 of 4)
Want to start or work for a startup?: 20 lessons you should know first (Part II)
by Daniel Green ’13
In Part I, I shared five of the life lessons I have learned the hard way during my time at Cornell.
Here are five more:
6) If you want to be successful, you have to first know what your definition of success is:
If you don’t know what something is, how can you possible know whether or not you have accomplished it?
7) The only way to really learn something is to question it:
If something only has one correct answer, it’s probably not worth learning-Google it instead.
8) Always do the right thing, not just the right thing for you:
Do you see someone struggling? Help them. Is someone walking out of a door right behind you? Hold it open for them. Does someone look like they are lonely? Say ‘Hi.” If it feels like the right thing to do, it probably is.
9) Measured Outcomes are not Goals:
You shouldn’t strive for an A+ in a class; this is a measured outcome. Instead do the assignments to the best of your ability. Work as hard as you can, not just harder than everyone else.
10) Any meeting that doesn’t start with an agenda and end in minutes is not worth going to:
If there is no record of it, how will anyone ever know what happened? This is why victors always write history—because they want people to remember that they won.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, Stay Active,
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Daniel Green Food Psychology’13 studies why we eat what we eat and is interested in reducing obesity through disruptive innovations in the Weight Loss and Healthcare Industries.. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @dgrreen or through his website DisruptObesity.com