Surviving the Naysayers – Part 2 of Thinking Outside the Box

Greg has spent a lot of time thinking and working outside the box. Last week he shared ideas on how you can do it to. This week, he talks about surviving the folks who will laugh at you for stepping out. I’ve watched farmers do the same thing for 40-50 years and all they do is complain about not making money farming each year. That is the definition of insanity. You cannot expect a different result if you do the same thing every year. One of the things that seems to keep folks from changing the way they do things is a lack of humbleness. You absolutely have to be humble to be able to accept change in your life as a good thing. You have to willing to accept that what you are doing may be wrong or there may be a better way of doing things. This is a tough thing to overcome, accepting the idea that what you did for years was not the best way to do things around the farm. Just let it go, we all make mistakes every day, but tomorrow is a new day with a clean slate. To try something new, you will need to be very strong mentally to weather the storm of folks that will be talking behind your back and ridiculing you. People get nervous and anxious when you start doing things different than what they are. You have broken away from the mob circle and they don’t like it one bit. It is their goal to get you back in their circle where everybody feels comfortable as soon as possible. Their circle is made of folks that complain about how bad the markets are, it’s hot outside,

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One thought on “Surviving the Naysayers – Part 2 of Thinking Outside the Box

  1. I think I detect some glee in recounting the scene of dressed-up ladies being greeted by manure-dripping hog snouts. I appreciate a little Schadenfreude. (Unless I’m the one in pain.)

    Thank you for your thoughts that help us in our creativity. I’ve found that sometimes it is worse to be ignored or shunned than to be audibly scorned.

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