Posts Tagged ‘unique’

“‘Switching teams’ requires two things: 1) admitting you are wrong, and then 2) wholeheartedly embracing the new ‘correct’ thinking…. Switching teams requires a unique combination of humility and (oddly enough) confidence.

So my personal differentiator between ‘smart’ and ‘truly brilliant’ is simple: It’s how quickly you are willing to switch teams when you are proven wrong….

Changing your mind isn’t a loss… In fact, it can make you that much better and more effective at what you do. But it takes both guts and wisdom to understand that.” -Steve Sjuggerud

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Unique Self

Posted: March 29, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” -Walt Disney

“Confession: I care what people think of me. I care too much! So much ‘self-help’ is about not caring what people think of you. Blaze your own path! Go the road less traveled! Be a unique voice! But my brain rebels against that. I want to be liked. When I was a kid I was very unpopular. It’s hard to get rid of the need to be popular.” -James Altucher

Trail Blazer

Posted: October 18, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“Why are we on this earth if not to blaze our own unique path.” -Nancy Cartwright

“In the United States neither paper currency nor deposits have value as commodities.  Intrinsically, a dollar bill is just a piece of paper….  What, then, makes these instruments…acceptable at face value in payment of all debts and for other monetary uses?  Mainly, it is the confidence people have that they will be able to exchange such money for other financial assets and for real goods and services whenever they choose to do so.  Money, like anything else, derives its value from its scarcity in relation to its usefulness….  Money’s usefulness is its unique ability to command other goods and services and to permit a holder to be constantly ready to do so.” -Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

“To be a great leader, you need to understand how to promote individual talents.  Don’t just focus on the team, or you may find yourself leading an army of mediocre yes-men.  Instead, focus just as much on how you can nurture your stars and their unique skills.” -Mark Ford