Playing it safe is risky

americal idol contestant
Underdog, quirky, misfit, outlier.


Playing it safe is risky.

Catie doesn’t seem to care.

i hope she wins American Idol.




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This is learned behavior

Running at dawn
You are the CEO of You, Inc.


The worker recently said, “I just do what I’m told.”


No harm, no foul.

We spend a lot of time working.

Pick your attitude about what you want to accept because you’ll be living with it for (potentially) decades.

Using good judgment and taking initiative are far more important than just doing what you’re told.




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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


This is a tough pill to swallow

Patty Smyth CD 1992
Yesterday while writing, between Buffett and Springsteen…Patty Smyth.


How many of us when we were young would settle for what we have now?

Career success and career happiness are often mutually exclusive.

It’s just so easy to play it safe.

So we do.

And we settle.

For safety.

Safety doesn’t deliver success or happiness.

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Being Brave Means Doing Things That Others Find Questionable Or Even Objectionable

Press on by whatever means necessary.

Boomers, our leadership journey – whether as a parent, volunteer, or corporate professional – rises and falls on our ability to press on in spite of what others may think. Much of what we need to do, others simply won’t understand. Why would we let that ignorance stifle our life?

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