The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.
When you're an underdog, you're forced to try things you would never otherwise have attempted.
If we are to learn to improve the quality of the decisions we make, we need to accept the mysterious nature of our snap judgments.
Outlier are those who have been given opportunities-- -and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
The successful are those who have been given opportunities.
An aggressive drug-testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but its never going to catch everyone - or even close to everyone.
Six degrees of separation doesn't mean that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps. It means that a very small number of people are linked to everyone else in a few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the world through those special few.
If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it is the box that needs fixing.
The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.
Achievement is talent plus preparation.
Last Update: 6 October 2022
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