Planting Seeds and Throwing Rocks

Failure of Nerve
June 9, 2010, 7:29 am
Filed under: Fighting Fear, Fighting Inertia

The best thing you can do for your family, workplace, friends, or place you volunteer (basically anywhere others are involved) is to maintain a “non-anxious presence.”  This is the thrust of the the book “Failure of Nerve” (Friedman).  This book has been of the most impacting reads for me in the last several years.  Basically, knowing who you are and who you are not, and having the quiet confidence to maintain that will increase stability around you.  And yet, according to Friedman, we (the US) are in a state of “chronic anxiousness” where anyone who stands up or out to lead or assert themselves is verbally attacked or labeled a “dictator.”  And yet, quietly confident leaders are what we need and need to be.  Super, super book.


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Hmm. Nice. I might have to add that to my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

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