How to Think Like a Freak

Too many people think alike, think different

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

“Knowing what to measure and how to measure it, can make a complicated world less so.”

“It isn’t only that we know less than we pretend about the outside world; we don’t even know ourselves all that well.”

Because they know so little, they don’t carry around the preconceptions that often stop people from seeing things as they are.

The key is to learn to climb inside other people’s minds to figure out what really matters to them.

One reason may be that smart people simply have more experience with feeling they are right, and therefore have greater confidence in their knowledge, whatever side of an issue they’re on. But being confident you are right is not the same as being right

“We are blind to our blindness”

If the opportunity cost seems to outweigh the sunk cost, here are some ways to think about the big quit

“You cannot solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud”

And.. If that word (Quitting) still frightens you, let’s think of it as “letting go”

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