Stockdale Paradox


This is actually pretty good stuff.  At first, I didn’t want to read it, because it sounded too…well, boring.

Boring, it was not.  In fact, it became more of a self discovery epiphany.  (Read the article and we will talk again about it.)

There was a quote that captured me, and in reading the article, I found that a great deal of the “ostrich-approach” sinks in with me.  Kinda scary.   Further along in the blog, Niell mentions a list he created of “Random Acts of Courage” with suggestions like: “offer a stranger a hug, haggle over the price of something, strike up a conversation with a homeless person, etc.”  These are all things that do take an “nth” of courage…

Anyways, here is the quote, and a link to the article.

“You must confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
by: Niall Doherty

http://www.ndoherty.com/stockdale-paradox/

There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens. – Yvon Chouinard

Here is the link to the Random Acts of Courage: http://www.ndoherty.com/random-acts-of-courage/

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