Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Does it help to be desperate? Part 2

When I started writing yesterday’s post, “Does it help to be desperate?”, I was originally going to try to answer the question myself. I spent a few hours writing about it from different angles, hoping to come to some brilliant insight. Instead, in the end, I left it unanswered, asked for everyone’s thoughts, and got some amazing responses.

The thoughts fell into four categories. Here are some highlights. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts.

Survivor bias.

Whatever inspires you to act.

Stress sucks.

Desperation is not the issue.

So, there’s no one answer, and I’ve got nothing special to add that wasn’t already said better by others here.

Thanks again, everyone.