We all do it.
With the best of intentions.
We tell ourselves that this is the year we will turn things around.
We even tell the world.
And then we move on with our lives and ‘forget’ about it.
A year passes, and we wonder why nothing has changed.
And we always find something or someone to blame.
Our greatest accomplishments and our greatest disappointments are well-planned.
People are good at setting themselves up for failure, and good at setting themselves up for success.
It starts between the ears.
Winners understand the power of planning.
Whiners live from day to day.
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If we blame the economy for all of our freelance failures, perhaps it’s only fair that we should credit the economy for all of our successes. After all: we’re hopelessly helpless.
It’s the economy, stupid!
In 2000, Cleanthi Peters sued Universal Studios for $15,000. Cleanthi claimed to have suffered “extreme fear, mental anguish, and emotional distress” after visiting Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights haunted house. She said it was too scary.
My European friend Philippe is eager to bring these type of examples up whenever he tells me that Americans live in a country of finger-pointers. I agree.
If we get lung cancer from smoking, we blame the tobacco industry. If we slip on a wet surface, it is the cleaning lady’s fault. If we burn our lips on a cup of fresh WaWa-Java, we sue the company that forgot to print a warning.
Heaven forbid we should take some credit for our own actions. Why should we? Blaming someone else could bring in big bucks!
So, what’s next?
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