Expect Less From Others & More From Yourself

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Most people expect way too much from others while they themselves actually get very little done. Inertia and distraction are insidious and damn near universal — expect it in others, but guard against it in your own behavior.

Everyone listens to his or her favorite mental radio station — W.I.I.F.M., which stands for, “What’s In It For Me?” So don’t take it personally when you’re overlooked, your call goes unreturned, or you go un-thanked.

Most of your fellow humans are so distracted and disorganized that they only get around to the most essential, familiar, or urgent things in their lives. They’re on “auto-pilot” most of the time. Aren’t we all on occasion?


This self-interest is natural and healthy. Use this knowledge of other’s desires in your plans and proposals. Here’s the big principle: If you want something to happen, take control and do it yourself. Don’t get bitter if perhaps someone else didn’t keep a commitment to help you.


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It is a waste of time to criticize others, and a bigger waste to pay attention to anyone’s criticism of you. Just know that you can get better at doing things on your own. It’s a LOT easier than trying to get someone else to change.

People who criticize constantly – whether they’re putting down the President, the boss, the competitors, their spouse or some talk show host – are living in the “should be” world. Typically they’re not taking action; typically they’re guilty of the same sin they’re accusing everyone else of.







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