01.02.2018 - Thoughts on FATE and the Keys to Success
According to Todd Henry, author of Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice and The Accidental Creative – How to be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice, the four
keys to success or failure are spelled out in the acrostic device FATE (Focus, Assets, Time, Energy). This is excellent advice for Indie authors, and it makes sense to focus on your
work, create products (assets), spend your time wisely, and exert your energies toward your primary goal. It sounds very business-like, but it didn’t sit quite right with my INTJ personality.
While I can appreciate the traditional description of FATE, and I actually have a post-it with these words above my monitor, I couldn’t help but peek a little bit outside the box. When I think of
FATE, I also think of the following things.