Embrace your can’t

GNP. Stunning to behold.

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do.

Lucille Ball

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Tough Love

Think You Have It Tough?
Think You Have It Tough?

Yesterday’s Christmas gift from jungle jeff to you was probably not what you expected, was it?

Tough love is what our son’s Kindergarten teacher called it.

A college roommate that became a US Marshal, handling some exceptionally criminal minds, told me that he would sometimes have to tell the people he was “guarding”, “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness.”

Our US Marshal friend is a Dad, a husband, and a really nice person. But he knows some quick moves that’ll bring the biggest brute to his knees in seconds.

The world is full of very competitive people and very competitive businesses. And there’s a phrase, survival of the fittest, that works in nature, and it works in business.

People forget this. Or, they ignore it or deny it.

I can’t.  You can’t.  No one who wants to be excellent can be unclear of this natural law.

This is why I’m upping the ante at jungle jeff.  Not by an unbearable amount, but more than 2009.

Almost forgot, if you trek on over to jeffnoel.org , and read just a few entries, you’ll see a much softer side of tough love.

Reason Why People Wait

Note:  I’m talking to the person in the mirror.  Please don’t take this personally.

The reason you wait is because you are afraid.  You are afraid because you are unsure of yourself.  You are unsure of yourself because:

  • You don’t have enough experience
  • You have been burned before
  • Your weaknesses may be exposed
  • You fear rejection
  • You fear failure
  • You may even fear success

Like I said, please don’t take this personally, I’m only talking to the person in the mirror.  Ya with me?