Saturday, February 6, 2016

Axiom 74: Don't Play the Gossip Game

"Gossip is the Devil's radio." -George Harrison

"Everyone notices everyone else's problems but never pay attention to their own.
-Jerett Parker

If you're consumed with what someone else is doing then you are not focused on yourself and your own goals. Obsessing over the faults of others will only blind you to your own. You must find a way to ignore what everyone else is doing and concentrate on yourself.

I know this is easier said than done. Playing the gossip game can be fun, but it will eventually backfire on you. Pull back and resist the urge to join in. Isolate yourself if you must and make sure your mind is where it really needs to be, on yourself

In business we become consumed with what our competition is doing. Sometimes unknowingly we start to think just because our competition is doing something that we need to follow suit and do the same. This is often insanity. Don't copy your competitor's moves. Forge your own path. This is why it is so important to ignore what others are doing. Otherwise you'll drag yourself into an alternate world where you start to second guess all of your decisions... or even worse, you'll develop a twisted ego based on comparing yourself to others.