The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness): Published in Forbes

 

These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!

Publicado por FAMASE el 15/06/2012 (ENG)


 









 1) Availability



We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason to climb a mountain, but not a very good reason to take a job or a free sample at the supermarket.



And sadly, we'll never know everything.



 2) Ignorance



If we don’t know how to make something great, we simply won’t. If we don’t know that greatness is possible, we won’t bother attempting it. All too often, we literally do not know any better than good enough.





 3) Committees



Nothing destroys a good idea faster than a mandatory consensus. The lowest common denominator is never a high standard.





 4) Comfort



Why pursue greatness when you’ve already got 324 channels and a recliner? Pass the dip and forget about your grand designs.





5) Momentum



If you’ve been doing what you’re doing for years and it’s not-so-great, you are in a rut. Many people refer to these ruts as careers.





6) Passivity



There’s a difference between being agreeable and agreeing to everything. Trust the little internal voice that tells you, “this is a bad idea.”



Published in http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/02/28/the-six-enemies-of-greatness-and-happiness/



 





 




 

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