If everything is coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane

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If I wrote motivational posters for a living, that’s what mine would say. Actually, I didn’t write that line; I found it in a fortune cookie from my buddy Greg’s wedding. They’ve since divorced.

Another friend of mine, Rob Walker, wrote this terrific piece in his Consumed column in The New York Times Magazine. It’s about a company called Despair Inc. that produces exactly the type of posters I’d want on my office wall. An example:

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The helpful web site even suggests customers who might enjoy the poster:

Narcissists; salmon with delusions of grandeur; disaffected college students

Or how about

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Go ahead. Write your own. Cures the Wednesday doldrums right up.

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