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Out of Our Minds
Sunday, May 16, 2004 8:26 PM
Thought for the Day
Anita Sharpe on Passionate Work

'If you're remarkable, it's likely that some people won't like you. That's part of the definition of remarkable. Nobody gets unanimous praise -- ever. The best the timid can hope for is to be unnoticed. Criticism comes to those who stand out.

'Where did you learn to fail? If you're like most Americans, you learned in first grade. That's when you started figuring out that the safe thing to do was to fit in . . .

'Playing it safe. Following the rules. Those seem like the best ways to avoid failure. And in school, they may very well be. Alas, these rules set a pattern for most people (like your boss?), and that pattern is awfully dangerous. These are the rules that ultimately lead to failure.


Seth Godin, from Purple Cow


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