Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Power of Indifference

What does pressure stem from? What is it that holds people back from achieving? This is not a "fear of failure" pep talk. Don't worry about the result of what you're doing, because it doesn't matter. It's easier said than done. As I sit here typing this I find I am thinking too hard about what to say. What the hell am I worried about? I'll just type and think later. When you don't care about a situation, it's amazing how relaxed you are. As much as I hate to say it, look at Manny Ramirez. His indifference may be his undoing at times, but the guy is freakishly relaxed at the plate. Nothing inhibits him. There is no fear of consequence or failure. Just get up there, trust yourself and let it happen. Tremendous confidence can be built upon indifference. I am only learning the true power of indifference. Not giving a shit about what other people think should not be expressed by wearing bizarre clothing, not shaving, and being overall unkempt. Being truly indifferent is about being an unapologetic son of a bitch that is confident in his own skin, and is not overly concerned with the outcome of his endeavors. Don't force anything, just let it happen. Don't pussyfoot through a situation. Nobody wants to deal with excessive apologies, unless you wipe a rogue loogie on someones shirt.

The power of indifference can be a powerful asset when talking to the opposite sex, clients, people you need to impress, or speaking in public. Nervousness stems directly from fear of failure, offending someone, or insecurity. Other examples of successful indifferent individuals include Bobby Knight, Ozzie Guillen, Chad Ochocinco, Clinton Portis, Charles Barkley, George Carlin, Chase Utley, Mike Tyson, John Daly, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Gen. George S. Patton, Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, John Mayer (not a fan of his music so much), and Jim Carey.

1 comment:

  1. Hahahahahahaha (7 ha's) the rogue locker room loogie on my t-shirt is now entering its 8th year of apologies.