Saturday, November 19, 2011

Try, try again or change lanes?

Seth Godin's blog:
Early in our careers, we're encouraged to avoid failure, and one way we do that is by building up a set of emotions around failure, emotions we try to avoid, and emotions that we associate with the effort of people who fail. It turns out that this is precisely the opposite of the approach of people who end up succeeding.

If you believe that righteous effort leads to the shame of personal failure, you'll seek to avoid righteous effort.

Successful people analytically figure out what didn't work and redefine what their best work will be in the future. And then they get back to work.

I agree, mostly. But there's also the reality of asking "am I playing the right game for me" and thats what he deals with in "The Dip".

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