Truth vs Marketing

Truth vs Marketing

Generally, the public doesn’t like to hear bad news. Then again, in the news business, bad news sells. The public wants to hear something uplifting, but good news never gets watched.

There is a magical balance to strike, and it takes a kind of experienced perfection few ever reach: to deliver the truth in a way people would hear it. Much of the time the message is ignored comes due to much of the public not wanting to hear it.

The days of truth are a magical moment in history, when a messenger speaks perfectly and the people actually listen.  · · · →

Responsible Complaint

Responsible Complaint

Injustice leads to more injustice in two of many ways: injustice by silence and injustice by whining too much. The only way past the injustice of the past is to level the charge, but don’t wait for the world to agree.

We can’t stop a problem we know nothing about. So, by all means, let the world know your pain. At the same time, don’t yield more power to an apathetic world. Your life needs you on the scene, working and building, even before your enemies make right their wrong. You’re not going to get justice from them after all.  · · · →

First Overcome

First Overcome

The unwritten implication about blaming people for your problems is that you have problems. Everyone does, but we shouldn’t publicize problems until they are overcome. That’s different from exposing a public need or coaching willing athletes, but don’t think you’re a coach when you’re not.

The dirty little secret about problems is that the world won’t listen to our warnings while we still suffer from the world’s problems. We must overcome problems from the world, only after inform the world about its need to grow up. That’s a loss for the world, but it’s a win for you. Overcome first.  · · · →

Step In

Step In

Strength is never bestowed, it must be attained by ourselves. You will never get yourself to anyplace you want by blaming or excusing. Your results belong only to you and they can be earned only by you.

Moving along isn’t easy. When we get stronger and better, we enter a new territory. If we’re always improving, we’re always in new territory. Comfort doesn’t find a place there. A life of ongoing growth means a life lived outside the comfort zone—always.

So, don’t just stand there when you see something you want. Gauge your opportunity, then move in full tilt.  · · · →