Stevan Popovic'

Values

These are some of the ideas and values I believe to be really important, in no particular order. I wanted a single place to share the beliefs I hold strongly as they pertain to my personal life, career and ambitions. They influence the choices I make, how I am motivated and the way I interact with others.

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe in being ambitiously positive. This does not mean I don’t get angry, sad or unmotivated. I do all these things but I challenge myself to bounce back from these emotions as soon as I can and spend conscious energy and effort to do so. Life is too short.

“Education is what people do to you, and learning is what you do to yourself.” Joi Ito

I hold myself to the mantra of forever learning more. This is a personal quest to broaden my horizons, become more knowledgable and empower myself with tools to maximise my impact.

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” George Sheehan

I believe success is a function of an individuals ability, ambition and determination. Therefore, success isn’t a still target but rather an evolving goal. Whilst ambition and ability are in part defined by genetics and your environment, I believe determination is found within the individual, and therefore hard work is the most influential factor for personal success.