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Don’t Fail Your Own Doofus Test


DOOFUS TEST- A test to determine a person’s commitment, fortitude and/or resourcefulness. If a person fails the test he/she is dismissed as a doofus.

An example of a Doofus Test would be asking for a meeting at a time that would require the person to commute during a peak traffic time.

Another might be to ask the person to do a task that would stretch their comfort zone.

I originally heard of these tests from a client of mine at the time, mega successful businessman Dan Pena. 

These tests can be very revealing… equally revealing is when you have a task in front of you and you find a way to weasel out of it. You fail your own Doofus Test. The result? You diminish yourself in your own eyes.

Honor yourself. Remember the Four Agreements

1. Be impeccable with your word.

2. Don’t take anything personally.

3. Don’t make assumptions.

4. Always do your best.

― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom


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