The Fight Against Failurism

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Quick Check In

Although I am away fighting the disease known as Failurism, I though I'd give you greeting - and to let you know that Failurism can - FAIL!

Yes, indeed it can, and out here in the field, I have seen many instances of it being successfully combated! So don't despair (and don't ask which field either - it's top secret but if I said it wasn't a field but a building and the field wasn't green but another colour, sometimes called all colour....)

So until I return to you fully in mid September, keep up the good fight - and keep eating/avoiding (depending if you have never previously been diagnosed or if you have indeed suffered from failurism) orange ripples and smartie chocolate!

Your mentor

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bad News

Bad news for all of you struggling with Failurism and relying on this blog to get through the pain - I shall be away at various conferences over the next few weeks, plus some field fighting failurism, so I will not be able to update this blog regularly until September.

Hopefully, when I return, we can pick up where we left off and defeat this many headed beast we know as Failurism!

Have a failurism free August!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I wrote an excellent post earlier today, full of wisdom and inspiring thoughts. Unfortunately, it seems to have got lost. I felt like like saying "Okay, I did my updating for today, it's not my fault that the post is lost somewhere in the internet wilderness, I'll post again in a few days time..."Recognising, however, the signs of failurism in these thoughts, I instantly logged in once more and tackled a new post (this one).Learn from my example - don't let minor - or major - or general - setbacks, set you back!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Failurism Marines

Whatever you do, DON'T bring in the Failurism Marines! Their methods are brutal - they'll tie you to your chair, drag your fingers across the keyboard (or superglue your pen/pencil to your hand) and use sticky tape to keep your eyelids open - until you churn out out three thousand words per hour!

Not to be confused with the Failurist Marines, who are sea creatures who suffer from the dread disease.