The Opposite of Experiencing Failure in Advance

Dont revel in success in advance

Seth Godin defines non-clinical anxiety as “experiencing failure in advance“… I’m most assuredly familiar with, and guilty of, this… Experiencing failure in advance has kept me from moving forward more times than I can probably count. Experiencing failure in advance has kept me from making another cold call. Or asking important questions. Or approaching people I thought were smarter or better or more **whatever** than me. But doing the opposite can be just as dangerous, when it builds up, incrementally, over time. Especially if you aren’t aware of it, or…

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The Hump

The Hump

A derivative of “the dip” is “the hump”. The Dip is a Seth Godin term (and famous book) about the difficult time that exists between starting something new and achieving success, however you define it. The dip is also the period in which you should decide whether it makes sense to keep going or quit. If you are in a cul de sac, you would quit. If you’re merely experiencing the difficulty that comes with growing a business, and you can endure to reach the light at the end of…

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