Posted by: Marshall Sponder | August 29, 2008

Being Uncritically your own best friend

Thinking about how the events of our lives, my life, specifically, gets represented in the conscious mind.

For example, I haven’t painted much this summer, been occupied with other things, important, but, perhaps self absorbed, too.

Now, in my own mind I can play that story to myself in a few ways, and either feel bad (I am slacking), impartial (I am re evaluating the next steps in my art) or good (I needed a vacation to recharge my creative juices and I had fun).

At times, it’s important to be clear about what story, what way you represent yourself to your own consciousness.

I also believe my advice to myself also applies to analytics, as we need to look at data and tell a story.

What story do we want to tell?



  1. […] call our “narritative voice” – and wrote a post about it at The Analytics Guru titled – Being Uncritically your own best friend.   I also wrote another post today on More on our own nariation which puts forward my philosophy […]

  2. […] a few days ago, I wrote two posts about this phenomena at The Analytics Guru – Being Uncritically your own best friend and More on our own nariation where I  described a process which I called “self […]

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