Christopher Penn wrote an uplifting, empowering post about obliterating your own limitations. And I agree with him. But one of his central tenets is that, in order to succeed, you have to be awesome.
But most of us are not. And here are five reasons why.
- You’re boring. What you do is uninteresting, and you fail to make it appealing to others.
- You’re redundant. What you do is the same thing everyone else does, and we can’t tell what makes you different.
- You’re lazy. Sure, you have a million amazing ideas. So do I. Do something.
- You’re insincere. If you don’t believe what you’re telling me, why should I?
- You have to tell me you’re awesome.
So there you have it. You want to bust through some limitations? Be my guest. But you might want to solve that whole awesomeness problem first.