By the time you get to the end of this, you’re either going to like me (and this page), or you’re going to hate me.
I was part of an interesting chat the other day. Actually it wasn’t mine. I wasn’t even part of it. It was a conversation near me.
(Photo by: Marvin Ng)
Why do we accept failure so easily?
Very few people are honest enough to openly talk about what
they want. Social pressure and long held beliefs tell us that wanting more is
greedy, but there is a silent underground of achievers out there who do talk
about wanting more, and within this faction there are two camps. Those that ‘do’, and those that ‘talk!’
Those that do, not only achieve toward their goals, but many
also do their best within reason to inspire and motivate those who talk to come
across to the doing camp!
Failing is easy. Failing is comfortable and more often than not this is how the conversation goes!
The difference between being self-centred and selfish
The first point that has to be made is that these are two
So what’s the difference?
Being Selfish or Self-Centred both put you first, but the
real difference is the costs that comes with putting yourself first.
Anyone who has experienced failure has also had to deal with
the spectre of giving up. As the saying goes ‘nothing worth doing is ever
easy’, after all if it was everyone would be doing it … and crushing it.
But we know things are hard. We fail forward. We learn valuable lessons from setbacks and there are those that pick themselves up and keep going while there are others who throw in the towel.