Lesson 19: Being stealth about progress


…Well I’m not really Batman but I wish I could work as quietly as he does. Somehow I let the idiots of Earth know what I’m up to. I’m not an avid Facebook status updateror, a Twitter nerd or a town cryer but somehow I can’t keep my mouth shut about progress.

The Deprogressor: What you up to nowadays?

Me: *cue the verbal diarrhoea*

What’s the big deal in telling people about your progress? Nothing.

What’s the big deal about telling certain people about your progress? Everything.

At first, you just think that you’re making conversation, when in reality you’re doing a lot more than that. You gotta have a reminder of some sort, for when things are going well, to keep certain events of your week out of the conversation topic. Not everyone you speak to will help you attach more pegs onto your growing ladder of success.

Some people are genetically engineered-covert human-looking termites; and at the end of the day, termites only know how to do one thing.

I’m not saying that to avoid a honeycomb-looking ladder means keeping your mouth shut 24/7, or that becoming Batman is even the wisest thing to do. Having a bat infested lair may be a bit much and a little lonely but he’s not completely alone, he’s got Alfred.

Just learn when to talk and when to sit and look pretty.

“I’m not mad, I’m proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learn two great things in your life. Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep you mouth shut”- ‘Jimmy Conway’ played by Robert Di Nero in Goodfellas.

Keeping my mouth shut,

The MicroRead.


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