On Friday I was again driving in my car and listening to the Jim Rome Show. Jim was interviewing Rick Pitino, basketball coach for the University of Louisville. He asked Rick how he stays motivated after all the success and money that he has made. Rick's answer was that he tries to keep the mind set of having a PHD. Rick went onto explain that he maintains an attitude and mentality of being - POOR, HUNGRY, and DRIVEN (PHD).
This is the second time in the last month that I have heard Poor, Hungry, and Driven. The first time was from a VC from a large VC in Boston. He was asked what he looks for in the entrepreneurs that he invests in and his answer was that he looks for Entrepreneurs that act and are Poor, Hungry, and Driven.
Do you pursue things in life as though you are PHD? If not you certainly should!! I try to do this and put everything that I have into the things that I pursue.