Some of us are members of the upright brigade, some of us slouch, some of us slump, some of us go all out and sprawl. When you think about it, the act of sitting isn't a one-way-fits-all kind of thing. Success is like that too. We experience it and achieve it and recognize it differently.
These past couple of weeks, you all shared your #secret2success with such great tweets and tips that help you achieve success in your workday that it was hard to select only one winner.
We heard some great thoughts about inspiration...
@kewlrats I always start my day with inspiration, checking my RSS feed for tech & media news each morning
@greg_whipsaw Playing with my dog everyday at lunch provides great perspective & empathy.
@MissAlixandra Being strategically (1 hr) sleep deprived. It's the key to maintaining "on point" creative & cognitive equilibrium!
And lots of thoughts about coffee...
@MichaelBosch adding a coffee maker within arm's length of my desk...
@RealizeDesign #secret2success - Using my Presso espresso machine. It is more interacting with the product than the coffee which motivates me.
@Ohmygog Nice hair and good coffee
A few really stood out for us—
@johnstonwade Surround yourself with brilliant talented people, collaborate, share the credit, and no fear of failure.
@jasonbanks Work smarter, not longer, be empathetic, and never sweat the small things.
But, after a sleepless night, coffee-filled morning with our dogs, we were able to select the first winning tweet for the Secret to Your Success campaign:
@ID_Johnathan Realize that you don't know everything and surround yourself with amazing people to fill those gaps
John Turner, a student currently working on a B.S. in Industrial Design at Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts supplied this tweet, which not only crystallized our thinking around success, but also expressed a terrific perspective for a young designer on his way to a bright future. And, now he'll be able to sit how he wants with his new Generation Chair from the Knoll family of work chairs that promotes comfort and freedom of movement, supporting the range of postures that address a variety of workstyles like his!
And, keep those new ideas and insights coming for our next selection on October 4!