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Notable! 6 Harsh Truths that Will Make you a Better Person

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by MJ DeMarco, Dec 17, 2012.

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    One more quick quote from the article worth pointing out.

     
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    I'd sign this immediately !
     
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    Oh no…look out….I just found a new favorite word: askhole.

    As far as the debate as to whether or not the content from this site (cracked.com) is too harsh or not, I subscribe to the mentality of ‘tell it like it is; don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” I’m assuming most of us on this forum do; a pack of pit bulls we are (and proud of it). But here is my experience from back when I oversaw roughly 25 employees and dealt daily with customers: different people respond to different tones. There were several employees who I could give it to them straight and be done with it (same with customers). However, there were other employees that, in order to get through to them, I had to change my tone. Doesn’t mean that they were weaker or ‘worse’ than my tough little cookie employees, but they just responded better to a different approach. I am actually very thankful that there are softies in this world (lord knows that if everyone was like me it would not be a cuddly world at all).
    Another way of looking at it: when I worked with dogs, I can’t tell you how many times folks would come in and try to instantly dominate a dog; show him who’s boss! I would have to tell them that they could get just as much respect and response from the dog by simply being assertive, calm and confident. You don’t have to raise your voice and yank the dog (or worse) to get control of the situation (and trust me, I worked with the worst of the worst when it came to dogs: Michael Vick’s pitt bulls anyone?).
    Yes, people need to hear it like it is—I completely agree and love the initial post by MJ. And sometimes that will come across as straight and to the point (like a dagger) and sometimes it might need a different approach (a calm, assertive, non-sarcastic/ball busting tone).

    To each their own…
     
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    Amazing article. It really hit home for me.

    Providing value isn't easy. Providing massive value is less easy.
     
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    What I like about this article is that it tells you to get off your ass and do something. f*ck the idea that the world does not give a sh*t about who you are. some people do give a sh*t about who you are (brown nosers) others truly don't. ( doers)
     
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    LOVED this article.


    f*cking go do it.

    Just Made my day.
     
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    The world wouldn't care whatever happens to you, that's the truth. If you want to survive, then learn how to. In this tough world with tough competition we need to do something more aggressive or we'll be left out. We need to use our skills and abilities for us to be on the track. Learn how to be tough so that no one will give you a sh*t!
     
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    Loved the article. Also love being some kind of a douchebag to be honest. Nice guys finish last :coolgleamA:
     
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    Excellent article. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    It's no coincidence that I resonated STRONGLY with this article's sentiment when I read it last month BEFORE I even knew about this site, or TMF. I'll randomly blurt out, "Put that coffee DOWN!"

    I went and read a few more of David Wong's stuff after I read that article. Gotta say I like that guy.

    It's not about being a douchebag. You're missing the point. The point is, very clearly, he is (Alec Baldwin) calling them out, as MJ describes, as all action-FAKERS and not actually action-TAKERS. He's essentially calling them all out on their bullshit.

    As I was reading the article and the video clip, I'm sure I wasn't the only one nodding my head and thinking, "Hell yeah. A guy who gets it."
     
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    Thats really cool, we need a kick in the butt sometimes to get us out of the ridiculous negative self talk
     
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    I love tough love.
     
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    Note especially the quoted point in the OP that says how people miss the process in search of the event--"how can I get a job?" instead of "how can I become more like the type of person employers want to hire?"

    How can I become more like a successful entrepreneur?

    Here's mine, thanks to reading MJ's book: "How can I become more like a retired, passive income-receiving 40-something-year-old?"
    And I'm keeping at it until suddenly it's true.

    One of the last century's famous actors from the B&W era did the usual thing when he moved to Hollywood and changed his name to something more sexy. Later, he said, "I acted (being him) for so long, I finally became him." All the smooth, the cool, the moviestar status. Acted it so long he finally became it. There was a process. Didn't happen overnight.

    PS. If this post helped you, please consider clicking the Speed button. I try to only give great advice, not the "Hey, that's awesome!" kind of baloney. And I only post when I really feel I have something to share. Thanks!
     
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    It's refreshing to reread this article! It always kicks me in the hind quarters lol


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    Encouraging harsh truth. Thanks MJ.
     
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    Great read.
    The part that said you hate yourself because you don't do anything hit home for me. Not that I hate myself, but a common theme in my recent life is spending too much time thinking and less time doing.
    Thank you for this source of motivation. Every which way I can grab a piece of motivation I certainly do not turn down.
     
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    True sh*t.

    Yet counter-productive if you become a little negative bitch. "Wa wah, people are all greedy and only care about what I can give them."

    Balance mates.