- 章节名：Independent thinker
- 页码：第1页 2017-09-24 18:28:06
1. The consensus is often wrong, so I have to be an independent thinker;
1)I worked for what I wanted, not for what others wanted me to do;
2) I came up with the best independent opinions I could muster to get what I wanted.
For example, when I wanted to make money in the markets, I knew that I had to learn about companies to assess the attractiveness of their stocks. I ordered all the annual reports and worked my way through the most interesting ones and formed opinions
3) I stress-tested my opinions by having the smartest people I could find challenge them so I could find out where I was wrong.
4) I remained wary about being overconfident, and I figured out how to effectively deal with my not knowing.
I dealt with my not knowing by either continuing to gather information until I reached the point that I could be confident or by eliminating my exposure to the risks of not knowing.I never cared much about others’conclusions—only for the reasoning that led to these conclusions. That reasoning had to make sense to me. Through this process, I improved my chances of being right, and I learned a lot from a lot of great people.
5) I wrestled with my realities, reflected on the consequences of my decisions, and learned and improved from this process.
To summary: work for yourself, to come up with independent opinions, to stress-test them, to be wary about being overconfident, and to reflect on the consequences of your decisions and constantly improve.
2. The quality of our lives depends on the quality of the decisions we make.
3. Five-step to realize goals (5 step process)
1) Have clear goals.
2) Identify and don't tolerate the problems that stand in the way of achieving your goals.
3) Accurately diagnose these problems.
4) Design plans that explicitly lay out tasks that will get you around your problems and on to your goals.
5) Implement these plans—i.e., do these tasks( it is critical to know each day what you need to do and have the discipline to do it. People with good work habits have to-do lists that are reasonablyprioritized, and they make themselves do what needs to be done)
4. By and large, life will give you what you deserve and it doesn't give a damn what you “like.”
So it is up to you to take full responsibility to connect what you want with what you need to do to get it, and then to do those things—which often are difficult but produce good results—so that you’ll then deserve to get what you want.
Most importantly, ask yourself what is your biggest weakness that stands in the way of what you want.
As I mentioned before, everyone has weaknesses. The main difference between unsuccessful and successful people is that unsuccessful people don’t find and address them, and successful people do.
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