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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

There’s nothing of so infinite vexation As man’s  own thoughts. 
~ John Webster, The White Devil

I hope you’re ready to get pissed off. The other day I saw a graphic on facebook which said:

Modern Slaves Are Not in Chains, They’re in Debt.

And it appeared that most of those leaving comments were unhesitatingly agreeing with the idea. This little “truism,” however, snagged my attention because of the uneasy feeling it gave me.

Getting Stirred Up Isn’t Growth

Excitement Isn't Realization

AND EXCITEMENT ISN’T REALIZATION

There’s a reason why many politicians, preachers and pos-think gurus fire up their energy to a fever pitch before unleashing it on their audiences. It impresses. It gets immediate attention, usually uncritical attention, and the audience gets focused and swept away by the excitement. When we’re cranked up on adrenalin and dopamine, we’re much less likely to question things, less likely to carefully examine the ideas and information being handed to us.

A Surer Way to Hit Your Goals

About a century and a half ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that people would rather look to others for their motivation. And that was at a time we nostalgically consider America’s “rugged individualist” phase. Wonder what he’d say now.

Human nature being what it is, I’d guess that nothing much has changed since the mid-eighteen-hundreds.

Back then they had a well established apprenticeship system under

How to Become a Ten

High Achievers Do it Differently

Pick any office. Go in, watch the workers for a while, and track how much gets done by each individual.

A few will never seem to get around to anything, unless forced to. Most of the employees will do what’s placed in front of them, and not much more. But a select few will quickly get their job done, do it superbly, then jump to do more. They’re the self starters.

Comfort Zone Discomfort

If This Is My Comfort Zone, Why’m I So Uncomfortable?

I’m going to stick up my hand and ask a dumb question here: Why does everybody call it a “comfort zone”?

We’re always hearing psychologists, psychiatrists, ministers, teachers, inspirational writers and speakers talking about comfort zones. We’re too comfortable, they say. If we want to make progress, they say, we’ve got to be willing to move out of our comfort zone.