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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mindset: Post #3--Fixing Failure

Fixing Failure. Comparison is the first technique that fixed mindset folks often use to “fix” their failure by comparing themselves to less successful people. Blame is another technique. John McEnroe blamed any failure on everyone and everything from empires to the coarseness of the sawdust used to dry his hands! It was never his fault.  But, John Wooden, the amazingly successful basketball coach at UCLA, used to say that people were not failures until they started to blame others. Avoid Risk and Disdain Effort: Fixed people “aspire to effortless perfection” [p.41]. They think that only people who are not perfect or smart need to work to succeed. They disdain effort because they see it as risk and a potential for failure.

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