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!
What is success? Getting past ‘Selfish’
The whole idea of personal success is an abstract idea.
Namely everyone has a different definition and more so the bigger your goal the
more likely you are to either feel selfish about it or worse, have people
around you tell you you’re selfish and try to beat your dream to death before
it even has time to drop roots.
Unlike most people I’m ‘Pro Dream.’ Why are dreams bad? They’re not! Why are ambitious goals bad? They’re not. After all if you’re employed by … anyone the chances are you’re part of someone else’s dream. See how easy it is to dismiss the evil rationale?