Have you read “Principles” by Ray Dalio yet Eric S Burdon? After reading it I typed out this passage and put it above my desk.

“In retrospect, my crash was one of the best thing to ever happen to me, because it gave me the humility I needed to balance with my aggressiveness. I learned a great fear of being wrong that shifted my mindset from thinking I’m right, to asking myself, `How do I know I am right?´ And I saw clearly that the best way to answer this question is to find other independent thinkers like me, who saw things differently from me. By engaging them in thoughtful disagreement I would be able to understand their reasoning and have them stress-test mine. That way we can raise all of our probabilities of being right. In other words, I just wanted to be right, I did not care if the answers came from me. So I learned to be radically open minded to allow others to point out what I may be missing.”

Maybe the best thing I have ever read and I am trying to find a way to base an article around it — hopefully I will soon.

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