I wrote this email 12 years ago… It is a great reminder for me, and it is quite apropos for you. Even though you may not be in marketing, you may not have a sales letter… but you have me, and I could be your Big Kahuna… So here is the email:
Some people get lucky.
Most people I know want to avoid a situation where they can look bad. I know I do.
These are the ones that stagnate.
Then some of those people get lucky and get a mentor who pushes them… pushes them to be more, do more, have more…
Here is another example for the unless (or-ness)… the distinction I’ve been trying to teach you, so far quite unsuccessfully. Why? Because it is really simple, but is really hard… and I am not quite able to express myself clearly yet… I am getting there, I promise.
Here is the article from 2011.
I caught myself, red handed, up to my chin in misery, wallowing… yuck.