'Working for Steve Jobs wasn't easy, and it wasn't pleasant.' - From Inc.com
Read a lot of posts and articles these days and it sounds like all you need to do to get your life in order is breathe deeply, let go of the past, show gratitude, make your bed, etc.
After my diatribe, he said to me, "I want you to meet the CEO of Knoware, Archie McGill." While that was probably far from the most comfortable few minutes of Kawasaki's (or McGill's) life, Kawasaki notes that the incredibly awkward experience at least raised Jobs's assessment of his abilities.
You need strength to tell the truth and intelligence to recognize what is true," he writes.
"Telling people that their product is good just to be positive doesn't help them improve it." All in all, Kawasaki's post is a bracing reminder that success doesn't often come from doing what feels nice, comfortable, or natural.
Frequently, it requires a steely-eyed commitment to principle and the ability to keep values like radical honesty not only in mind but actually front and center guiding your actions.