2.27.2013

Don’t Break If You’re Going For Broke.

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is just going far enough to be “a respected loser”.   The guy who gets the polite “golf applause” without the winning the award on conquering a corner of the world.

It’s an easy trap to fall into.  You want to be risky and bold and audacious.

But you don’t want to get hurt too badly.

And so you end up breaking going for broke.  You end up with other people politely excusing away your loser lifestyle.

The secret is you.  Your determination.  Your resilience.  Your guts.  It’s all in your hands.  You decide if you’re going to go for broke.  And  if you are going to break along the way.

So it makes no sense to go for broke if you’re not prepared to stick it out when things get tough along the way.  You have to think about that before you get started.  You have to remember that when you’re getting hurt and you want the pain to go away.

You might as well stick it out and be a champion.

It’s tough, but you’re already bloody.  Your tired, but you’re closer to the finish line.  You’re humiliated, so you have less to lose.

You’re more prepared now than ever to do something awesome.  Think about that.

When you’re ready to break, think about that.  And refuse to break.  Bend.  Fold.  Sway.  Flex. Just don’t break.

It’s a choice.  A decision to give up.  And give in.

The truth is that you’re better than that.  You’re tougher than that.

Even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.

That’s the truth.  You’re a winner.

Start acting like it.


  • info williamlewis.se

    I think. In one specific indecent to alleviate and help a process find it’s true course have accepted responsibility for a dishonorable act which is not mine to accept. Thomas Andersson. Then leader of Folk Partiet (a political party) in Båstad Sweden and under the advice of Margarita Bengtsson Kultur Chef ( cultural director) in Båstad lied and deceived. When I strenuously objected was subsequently in the most vile manner defamed in public view. I sold everything I owned and possessed including my house and home to finish in part the project which Thomas Andersson had commissioned from me.

    This, i’m sure is not the answer you were expecting but in circumstances where the aggrieved party has no support i believe accepting responsibility for the agressor is probably quite common. Thank you I am relieved.

  • info williamlewis.se

    Dan,

    I have a new text and plan to answer a question by Tom Schulte, Communication Breakdown: Are You Thinking About Your Audience? Which combines with ”Don’t Break If You’re Going For Broke” Funnily enough and quite interestingly ”Personal Branding UK Group” insists that I am a member, which is a mystery to me but still I feel it has relevance here.

    Personal Branding UK Group on Twitter followed me and soon after an invitation to connect at Linked in, as is my usual practice I followed the link to investigate and see what sort of company I was dealing with and what was on offer. I clicked to open, as is my practice, apparently and without an introduction of their company and practices I was involuntarily made a member. With this I believe they have taken possession of all texts and all future texts. This information was flashed for a mille second and was gone so there is a possibility I am mistaken. I immediately posted on Linked in support two notifications of mistake accrued, saying I was not a member, on my Facebook and at Personal Branding UK Group also on Linked in stream in my groups. To day I have repeated some of these actions with the same intent, I am not a member of Personal Branding UK Group.

    I will be selective publishing further texts on Linked in until some clarity has been brought to this situation.

    William.

    • http://www.DanWaldschmidt.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      Not sure about how LinkedIn stores information like that. There might be a support email address you can send an email to.

      Dan

  • info williamlewis.se

    ETHICS.

    When the concept of leadership is thrown into disarray by human frailty this will, given time and circumstances become the criterion by which a nation, church, company, people will behave and conduct oneself.

    When the moral principals that govern a person’s or a group’s behavior has ceased to be a dictate of conscience, decline is rapid and the turbulence which one would expect is quenched instantly and unceremoniously.

    Disadvantages in the power structure determine the possibilities of addressing these situations from within and is both foolhardy and dangerous if criteria misjudged.

    Patience and determination with a view for longterm commitment is of the essence.

    An external audience of likeminded should be acquired before attempting the address. The internal audience of likeminded will then have the possibility to express support and prepare ethical reestablishment.

    Extreme behavior with obvious honorable intentions will gain an audience of likeminded. The same behavior will gain the adversary audience in which a negative reaction must be expected.

    Having gained your audience preparedness is essential.

    Sweden is in moral decline as I show in my example ”Don’t Break If You’re Going For Broke” by Dan Waldschmidh.

    Since the murder of Olof Palme, Sweden has struggled to find leaders of character to further the visions of post war Europe. With the exception of Ingvar Carlsson the Social Democratic Party has had mediocre leadership determined and at any cost to maintain male dominance at the helm. Mona Saline in particular and among others had and have the ethical qualities which is inessential in recovery, unfortunately male chauvinism and corruption in power prevent succession.

    The Moderate Party. Prime Minster Fredric Reinfeldt and Carl Bildt ex Prime Minster and now Minister Of Foreign Affairs Show excellence in national affairs and brilliance in foreign affairs but do not address ethics or decline of ethical value.

  • info williamlewis.se

    Blame, might be seen as a sixth cense. One has blame, Blame is part of the human condition and like sight or smell etc one learns too develop and too master,

    Too become a connoisseur, too become an authority, too manipulate the Censes too enhance and project in given situations this expertise.

    Hold accountable. To assign responsibility. When one is culpable one must be held accountable for decisions made.

    The leadership required in asserting blame is the most significant profound duty of any leader.

    To ignore blame and wrongful doings is the most heinous act of cowardice in any leader.

  • info williamlewis.se

    Blame, might be seen as a sixth senses. One has blame, Blame is part of the human condition and like sight or smell etc one learns too develop and too master,

    Too become a connoisseur, too become an authority, too manipulate the Senses too enhance and project in given situations this expertise.

    Hold accountable. To assign responsibility. When one is culpable one must be held accountable for decisions made.

    The leadership required in asserting blame is the most significant profound duty of any leader.

    To ignore blame and wrongful doings is the most heinous act of cowardice in any leader.

    • http://www.DanWaldschmidt.com/ Dan Waldschmidt

      I don’t like the connotation of “blame”. I like “responsibility”… What do you think?

      Dan

  • info williamlewis.se

    Well Dan, if you’re going too rip someone’s heart you dont begin by stamping on his toe or as a surgen would say, you begin open-heart surgery not by cutting a few toes off. You go for the ”juggler” as me’Ma used too say.

    But I get your point and I am giving it taught as you see in my notes bellow.

    The question remains Dan and I want to get back too work and i’m not in Dublin like I should be. I have legitimate claims here and been down this road before, so no it’s too early yet. Looking forward to hear your thoughts again.

    Dan The Man.

    That’s where I put your stuff or I will when I learn how too find it again. I haven’t started dishing the dirt with the girls yet. Princess Madeline, was spending the summer in Torekov with Jonas, Jerry’s son, they whew just a while ago become engaged and it was perfect timing ,,……….

    We had decided with his wife of course, She, a beautiful Lady, we had hit-it-off so wonderfully, talked about Varsige and Barok and Rigmor and Nills’s Party and the fountain would be for Nills and the

    very thought of my fountain brought joy and given a sparkle in his eyes which had sadly vanished so long ago … .. . . She had loved my work and said so. Anyway, Princess Madeline was staying the

    summer and I was too show my sculptures and whatever so all the ”Gall’s” would see. ( the Swedish Royals party the sumer in Bostad since forever) this is the place. ….. —- Maggan, the boss of bosses

    in Bostad of all that is beautiful took it upon herself too tell poor ol Gerry, that I was a ”Robber Baron” (Coultural Director,) well, as you can imagine Rigmor, —-av Trollenäs

    Slott, was of course and Gerry’s wife poor woman,whom, had only the most loving thing’s too say about my darling -Swans, but every just loved Don Qeuchot,,,, … ,.

    I will carry-on until someone takes a potshot or until, like you say get help quick, I get it so do I want some direct advice Dan, I made up my mind on that early. I’m asking you first.

    I should be a household 20 years ago they bury’ed me,

    William

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