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OK, so Sarah is not the adventurous type. Besides that, she is a single mom and needs her job. She can’t afford school and doesn’t have the time to look for other work. She can come up with lots of excellent reasons to stay where she is. She’s right, too. Unfortunately, being right does nothing to mitigate the effects of the choices she makes. Your Mind: Use It or Lose It. Sarah’s mind is like a Ferrari; if all she uses it for is to drive back and forth to the grocery store, carbon begins to build up in the cylinders, the engine gets sluggish, and eventually that Ferrari begins to perform more like an ’85 Yugo.
It may help to recruit others who have heard him. ” Attempting to add reinforcements in this way will merely weaken everyone’s credibility. Survival Scenario 22 That Depressed Coworker Dina is in your office again, looking like she’s lost her last friend. “I just don’t see the point in going on,” she says, in her typical monotone. “Come on, Dina,” you say, a bit less enthusiastically than you’d hoped. “Don’t think that way. You have a decent job, you have friends who care about you, and it’s a beautiful day for a walk in the park.
25 26 Am I the Only Sane One Working Here? Why are the people you work with so messed up? Why do they act irrationally? Can’t they see that they’re only creating more problems for themselves and everybody else? To understand why these people do what they do, think of human motivation as a pile of thoughts, feelings, fears, and desires. You’ve probably noticed that people often say one thing and do another. This occurs because they are aware only of the conscious intentions at the top of the pile, even though the driving force for most of their actions bubbles up from the depths.