Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
You know the feeling.
Everything you try turns to dust. Or, worse, debt.
You thought it was a good idea. It looked like it was working.
And then, well, something intervened. Or someone.
Suddenly, you’re staring at having to explain another failure.
Or what you think is a failure. Or, even worse, what other people think is a failure.
You want to scream. You want to rail at the fates, at your own decisions and at all the things you could have done differently.
Oh, I’ve described you too well?
I apologize. But I have something for you.
Watch this. All the way to the end. Don’t give up. Please.
No matter what the odds have faith in achieving your goal… pic.twitter.com/GcMMRzRYF4
— Tobias Ellwood (@Tobias_Ellwood) October 22, 2017
How did that make you feel?
That your competitors are arrogant humans, who want to stomp over your every effort and then celebrate in your face?
That your co-workers would happily cheer your demise, because that’s just how they roll?
That there are times when you just stand there and hang your head, not knowing what else you’re supposed to do?
Or did it make realize that life makes no sense and success can be largely, very largely the product of stunning good fortune?
Did it make you want to get up tomorrow and still believe a little bit, just in case the orb spins your way for once?
I’m not one for mindless, self-help clappy-trappy ra-ra.
I’ll never write My Fabulous Two-Minute Work Week nor The Secret Way To Overcome Every Obstacle Without Getting Out Of Bed.
Nor even Macramé Management: How Knot To Be Successful.
But just look at that goalkeeper. The one who celebrated success just a little too soon.
And then be the player who took the penalty.
Life is even stranger than you think.