for it really must be dissected in order to better comprehend its role in the world and especially inthis story.
, we found after some study,
had two factors warring withinthem. One was a feeling of superiority, grandiosity: social mores were notmeant for them;
they were to smart of too clever to have to start at the bottom and work theirway up, or to live by the normal rules that govern a relationship.
The other, equally strongfeeling was of inadequacy, of not being able to measure up, of knowing theywere losers no matter what they did.
And since the first feeling generally made themunwilling to study, work, pay their dues, whatever you wan to call it, they often were, in fact,inadequately prepared for a job or a relationship that would give a normal person genuinesatisfaction. This just reinforced their outsider status. (The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglasand Mark Olshakerpg. 33)
This story is about a group of failures, and how they embrace failure to try to make themselveslook good. The real issue is that these people do not belong on stage at all. They belong on deathrow.Yes, they want to be on stage. Yes, they are ambitious, but they are talentless and unqualifiedfailures, because they set improper and impossible goals for themselves. This world does not existfor these criminals to realize their illogical ambitions.
“By losing your goal you have lost your way.” Kahil Gibran
Had these international criminals set reasonable goals each one could have found some success,but this is not the case in this global crisis caused by the failure of many.
The Psychology of FailureBy Richard MendelsonFailure is a very personal and intimate concept. Some people consider themselves a failure if theydo not earn a certain amount of money, while others consider themselves a failure if they do notreach their long-term personal goals. The main issue that all people that experience failure need tograsp is that failure is not a singular incident. Failure is a process that we allow to occur on manydifferent levels before we even realize that it is occurring.
Failure is a systematic breakdownof our focus on a mental, emotional, and finally a physical level.
SNIPEvery time a person faces extreme pressure situations, they make a series of seemingly innocuouschoices that determine the outcome of their situation. The first choice made is typically the decisionof whether to stay and face the difficulty; or instead, to turn tail and run. As a competitor, peoplemake the attempt to stay and face the difficulty. If they choose otherwise, than all is lost. Thesecond choice that people make in pressure situations is the way they allow themselves to interpretthe thoughts that begin to stream through their mind. Simply put, the competitor chooses to viewthe energy burst they are experiencing as either nerves or anxiety, which typically has a negativeimpact, or they can view the feeling as eagerness, commonly a positive connotation. By deciding toview the energy as either nerves or anxiety, the competitor begins to view the upcomingcompetition as an impending terror experience. By making a conscious choice to view the feelingsas eagerness, or as positive excitement for the competition, they condition their mind to process theupcoming events in a more positive manner. This reprogramming technique can be practiced by thecompetitor simply verbalizing their positive perspective aloud. The truth is that as a competitor,Section 3 Page 2