Olga Ageeva

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

About Olga

I'm passionate about

flamenco dancing, languages, diversity, equal rights, travelling, exploring, experiencing

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Olga Ageeva
Posted over 2 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
Another thing is our instant gratification approach. I also fall into this pit, more often that I would like to. But I believe I can change that. Change must come from within, but the ball may as well start rolling with much more ease with the help of stories of inspiring people.
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Olga Ageeva
Posted over 2 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
Alfredo, your comment alone is equally as inspiring as the talk, thank you very much for that. Mr. Smith also briefly mentions using genius as an excuse, and many do succumb to that "yes, but Mozart/Dali/Godard/Einstein/etc was a genius, I'm not" idea, overlooking a "tiny insignificant detail" - all of them worked hard every single day to become who they are. I do believe there's a spark you can't learn or fake, so if five years into 6-hour-a-day ballet training you can't even raise your arm right - you might want to look for other options. But you can't use the genius excuse after your first pliƩ. According to his sister's memoirs, in his early years Salvador Dali painted for hours & hours every day. He never visited his dear friend Federico Garcia Lorca in Granada, because he didn't want to take such a long break from practicing his art. Dali had an impressionistic period, and a cubist one. Only after years of experimenting, practicing, drinking the colours & shapes around him, depicting & transforming them this way and that, seeking novelty and reaching out for emerging ideas of surrealism, using them to move further - only after all this he reached the distilled liquid universe of his clocks & elephants & dissected emotions. Use your own example if you please, dear reader, the essence is the same. Action is key. Let it be our own personal mantra.