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This month we begin a new series: Lies that Motivational Speakers Tell Us. You count on Office Magic for simple ideas that work. Over the next several months, we're going to steer you away from some ideas that sound good, but just ain't so.
A cynical but insightful person once said that a lie told often enough becomes truth. Indeed, speakers repeat and recycle so many of the same ideas they've heard from other speakers, and do so with so much charisma, that we have accepted many unfounded ideas as truth. But even a cursory examination of some of these "truths" exposes them in fact to be nonsense. And there are better foundations than discredited ones upon which to build your practice.
Seminar attendees should be skeptical and ask tough questions, just as speakers should check their facts before abusing the privilege of the platform.
Motivational Lie #1: People with written goals are more effective than people without them.
You've heard the story. In 1953, new graduates at Yale were surveyed to find out how many of them had written down their goals for the future. Twenty years later, the same group was surveyed again. The 3% of the class who had written down their goals had achieved more than the rest of their classmates combined.
The problem is that no such study took place at Yale or anywhere else. Still, motivational speakers can't let go of this chestnut. Popular speaker Brian Tracy said of this story that "If it's not true it should be." And Tracy's circular logic would be amusing if it weren't so dangerous.
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Coming Next Month
Lie #2 that Motivational Speakers Tell Us.
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