Derek Sivers

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

Articles → ... 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. Click their name to go to their original comment. Thanks everyone for all of your 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.