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Being Different: How Not to Die on the Plain of Suckitude

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by Roy Tennant on 18 February 2013

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Transcript of Being Different: How Not to Die on the Plain of Suckitude

The Topography of Skill Acquisition The Plain of Suckitude Many people die here. The Elevator of
Enlightenment The Long Incline of Experience Many people camp here. The 10,000 Hour Crest The Plain of Mastery What Does It Mean
to "Be Different"? Being Different How Not to Die on the Plain of Suckitude Roy Tennant
@rtennant It Means Acquiring
Skills You Aren't
Supposed to Have How Do You Make It? Attitude: "Yes, I will!" NOT "No, I can't." No one can tell you that you can't. No one. Don't take yourself too seriously. The universe sure doesn't. Roy Tennant @rtennant facebook.com/roytennant/ tennantr@oclc.org How Do You Make It? Attitude: "Yes, I will!" NOT "No, I can't."
Perspective: Act like you don't care what people think about you. Because, seriously. We imagine people care when they don't. They fail too, and they know how it feels. Attitude: "Yes, I will!" NOT "No, I can't."
Perspective: Act like you don't care what people think about you.
Knowledge: Know that an elevator awaits. How Do You Make It? Just knowing that a break-through is there, waiting for you, can help. Attitude: "Yes, I will!" NOT "No, I can't."
Perspective: Act like you don't care what people think about you.
Knowledge: Know that an elevator awaits.
Permission: Allow yourself to fail. Often. Spectacularly. How Do You Make It? Failure only remains so if you don't try again. Attitude: "Yes, I will!" NOT "No, I can't."
Perspective: Act like you don't care what people think about you.
Knowledge: Know that an elevator awaits.
Permission: Allow yourself to fail. Often. Spectacularly.
Humor: Anything worth doing is also worth a laugh. How Do You Make It? Don't take yourself too seriously. The universe sure doesn't.
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