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Nov 5, 2018

Let us take a look at the “You Can’t” crowd. How often do you allow the “You Can’t” crowd to affect your decision making? Is there a real difference between a practical reality and intellectual laziness?

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Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

♫ Trenches by Pop Evil ♫

*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television, and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel.


*Professor Paul*

Hello, welcome back to Morning Mindset. Let's strap in, strap on, let's get ready to do this. Alright, I hope you have a hot tasty beverage to sip or if you're driving your car. Just put your hands at 10 and 2 and look at the road, and listen if you're on the treadmill, that's cool too. Give me another five minutes.

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Alright or 10 minutes. How's that sound? Give me the 10 minutes. Let's take a look at the "You Can't" Crowd. The "You Can't" Crowd, right before I sat down to record this before I entered the studio closed the door and turned on the black carbon steel microphones. I was reading an article online. I came across this article because someone suggested it to me. I saw the title and thought yeah, that'd be a good thing. I started reading it and it was full of good news. Basically, it was how it was talking about tourniquets and I don't want to get too far into that.

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But it was a very positive article. Let's just say it was a positive article , and like most online articles and we do this because of SEO and because of system is sharing and you know, all that mumbo jumbo to get people to look at stuff, and I know why it is that people allow comments at the end of their articles online and understand that, whether I agree with it or not, I understand.

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So in my perspective from my perspective and I think most people's perspective. It was a very positive article, right it wasn't you can't you shouldn't this is bad. This is wrong. Whatever was actually this is what we're doing and this is good and it's saving people's lives people's lives are being saved because of this, right?

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Very first comment in the comments is Negative Nelly. Negative, you know, I don't know what. Norman I guess, an N-word. Negative Nancy, Negative Norman. So, Norman jumps in and writes a whole paragraph about how you people don't understand and blah blah blah and you can't and you shouldn't and you're going to get sued and then out of that.

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Basically, the this is why you shouldn't do what's right regardless of the facts and the article I was reading it was it was in a medical journal and it was about a study that was conducted and so on and so forth. So regardless of the facts regardless of the demonstrated facts in the article from the research study.

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The first thing this person had to say was you shouldn't or you can't. There you go, and it made me think our first of all it is that kind of nonsense infuriates me because we aren't talking about how to get red wine stains out of a dress shirt. We're not talking about the best barbecue recipe.

We're not talking about something simple. We're bad advice. Won't hurt anybody. If somebody gives you bad advice on barbecue sauce, maybe you know, your meal won't taste that great or whatever, but no one's going to die. You know, if somebody gives you bad advice on how to get red wine stains out of a dress shirt or out of your carpeting or whatever and it turns out not to work.

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Well nobody died. Right? No one's going to get hurt. There's not going to be any lasting physical effect. But when it comes to things like this in this nature use of tourniquets and traumatic Medical Care and so forth bad advice can cause people to die to lose their lives and that it really infuriates me when people the "You Can't" crowd sticks up their lazy ugly heads and gives bad advice that net bad advice.

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As I said, the bad advice is not like, you know, red wine stains or cooking recipes or whatever bad advice in this area can cause people to die. How often do you allow the “You Can’t” crowd to affect your decision-making? How many times have you wanted or thought about doing something new doing something adventurous doing something different doing something branching out or what have you and the "You Can't" crowd and the "You Can't" crowd could be one person or it could be multiple people or what have you shows up.

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Tell you all the reasons why you can't now there is a real difference in Practical reality. In intellectual laziness for instance. I am over 50 years old right now. I will admit that to you freely, and if I decided tomorrow morning, you know what? When I was growing up I used to drink Tang and I used to watch movies about, you know outer space exploration so forth.

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So what I'm going to do is I'm going to get my car and I'm going to drive to the NASA headquarters, and I'm going to tell them that I want to be an astronaut , and I'm motivated and I'm going to do it and no one can tell me I can't is that really a practical reality like probably not probably not.

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Let's say I started jogging and I feel like I'm pretty good at jogging I can you know, go a mile or two miles or several miles or whatever and you know, I can do it. So I get in my car and I drive down to Colorado and I go to the US Olympic Training Center, and I say hey, I'm going to try out for the Olympic long-distance runner team or the Olympic track team.

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They're like, I'm glad that you're the best runner on your block, but you're probably not going to make the Olympic team that that is a practical reality. That's probably not going to happen. But more often than not how often when someone tells you shouldn't do that or you can't do that or don't even try that.

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That's what drives me insane is the regardless of facts of evidence. What will Arab studies what we, you know, new information? So forth regardless of all of that. You should even try don't even try you can't you shouldn't and here's why you should. As I said, I'm not talking about being you know, 50 years old and trying to make the US Olympic track team.

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I'm talking about people that are so intellectually lazy, and where does that we know where does the “You Can’t” crowd come from, and why is the “You Can’t” crowd even care? seriously, so the people that tell you shouldn't and you can't. How does your attempt to do something, to improve yourself, to change, to venture out, how does it actually affect them?

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Seriously, how does it affect them? Why do they tell you that you can't you know, like well whether I try and succeed or whether I try and fail it doesn't affect you really at all. So where is this opinion coming from? I'll tell you a little bit of it is psychological it goes back to the C student, right the person who is who does just enough to get by so that they can get a see, you know, she's obviously not failing you're not failing but it's not the best grade.

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It's not a good grade. It's not really something that you would brag about right, but it's just enough. Often the C students of our world, they don't like it when the B and A students show up because it exposes them as lazy. It exposes them as those who do just enough to get by a lot of these you can't you shouldn't people they're not even C students.

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Most of them are D students. They're passing, they got a D, D's passing, right? You don't have to you don't have to repeat that grade if you Daddy, I mean it's not great, but you don't have to feed it. So here are these ambitious A and B students show up in there. Like I want to do this.

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It's really kind of sick and twisted if you think about it. But yet how often do you allow yourself to be influenced? By the "You Can't" crowd. how often have you allowed yourself to be influenced by the you can't crowd because you read something you read a comment on an article or you saw a YouTube video or whatever and you are all excited to go take a training class or to do something new or something different or venture out and then, someone, you saw the "You Can't" video or the "You Can't" article or the "You Can't" comment and then you decided not to.

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There is a real difference between practical reality and intellectual laziness and by far when you encounter the "You Can't" or "You Shouldn't" crowd, it's not because it's a practical reality or it's impractical most of the time it's because the "You Can't" people are intellectually lazy, and I'm not going to have any of it and you shouldn't either. Alright, ladies and gentlemen, I'm your host Paul Markel, and I will talk to you again real soon.


[OUTRO]

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*Alex*

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