Today, I happened to read this beautiful piece of wisdom by Seth Godin. Read it – On pie
I have added my recipe to it. Hope you like it.
“This is all the pie I received, but that’s okay.”
Happy and contented mind.
“I have a small piece of pie, but others have an even smaller piece, so I’m sharing mine.”
Sharing mindset. Your ability to empathise.
“I want all the pie.”
Absolutely self centered. Greedy.
“I don’t want all the pie, just your piece.”
Demonstrative effect. I love what others have.
“The pie isn’t big enough for all of us, I’m going to work to make it bigger.”
Expansive mindset. ‘More can bring prosperity to all’ kind of thinking.
“I have the biggest piece of pie, want to see?”
Showing off your assets.
“I have the biggest piece of pie, but that’s not enough, so I’m going to work hard to take some of yours.”
Greedy mindset. Win-lose. I want to win and make you lose too.
“If I can’t have a big enough piece of pie, I’m going to put my fist through the entire thing and no one gets any pie.”
If not for me, let no one enjoy it.
“If I delay gratification and wait a bit, my piece of pie will be bigger.”
Savings mindset. Sees future. Rational. Not impulsive.
“Bob has a bigger piece of pie than I do, so I’m going to go deep into debt so I can buy more pie.”
Competitive mindset. Being irrational to beat nearest competitor.
“If we eat less pie now and invest it, we can have more pie later.”
Sacrifice now. Reward later.
“The only fair thing to do is give everyone an equally sized piece of pie.”
Socialistic – equal opportunities to all mindset.
“I can’t possibly eat all the pie I’ve got, but I refuse on principle to share the rest.”
No sharing. Let others earn if they want.
“I’m able to skirt the rules and end up with two pieces of pie when everyone is only supposed to get one.”
Shortcuts to success.
“No matter how much pie there is, it’s not enough, and we should risk the pie to make more pie.”
Risk taking mindset. Leave the one in hand to earn more.
“Whoever is responsible for allocating pie is a crook, destroy the pie allocators!”
Skeptical about the system. Blames others for failures.
“More pie now is way better than the promise of some pie later.”
Get me now. Not later. Instant gratification.
“Pie? I don’t eat pie.”