Densest wisdom I've read in weeks
Kartik Agaram stashed this in General Wisdom
Really great stuff in there. Thanks for posting.
"If you only ever implement feedback that you agree with, you probably don’t need the feedback in the first place. For feedback to be useful, you must at least occasionally consider implementing feedback that you don’t initially agree with. How else will you discover your blind spots?"
Thank you Kartik, and thank you Shuqiao for pointing out this line in particular!
Feedback/Criticism can be hard to take but it is so very useful.
Agree with Eric, thanks for sharing this Kartik!
I also liked this line:
Theodore Roosevelt once fired a rancher who stole some neighboring cattle and added them to Roosevelt’s herd. When asked about this by incredulous friends, Roosevelt simply replied, “A man who steals for me will also steal from me.”
Actions speak louder than words!
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Which is probably why I like words, because words always matter in the context of a conversation.
Liz, great quote - Thanks!
Question: In the context above, do your thoughts become your destiny? I guess if you believe, anything is possible:)
The best part: Good ideas are a dime a dozen. Great ideas are usually laughed at. Neither sees the light of day without you taking action. Do the work to prove your idea, or stop talking about it.
Ideas are nothing. Execution is everything.
I remember when Mark Weiser first presented his idea of ubiquitous computing - other researchers gave him a really hard time. But he kept formulating and pushing his idea.
"He was just more grounded and self-aware than many, and thus more content. Don’t give up or sell out. Just know yourself." great line. Thanks for sharing!
Ravi, that's a great line. Thanks for pulling it out!