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Friday, October 22, 2010

Two Problems with Whining by Seth Godin.

Seth Godin has the ability to convey Huge concepts with few words. While he entitled this piece "Two Problems about Whining," quite honestly, I think of this blog as a Success Tip. Janet

Two Problems with Whining by Seth Godin.

The first is that it doesn't work.

You can whine about the government or your friends or your job or your family, but nothing will happen except that you'll waste time.

Worse... far worse... is that whining is a reverse placebo. When you get good at whining, you start noticing evidence that makes your whining more true. So you amplify that and immerse yourself in it, thus creating more evidence, more stuff worth complaining about.

If you spent the same time prattling on about how optimistic you are, you'd have to work hard to make that true.

Janet's question: How would things change for you if you followed his advice in the last sentence?


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