“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”–Albert Einstein
On this fun and often mischievous day, it might be worthwhile to look at how often we play tricks on ourselves.
One common way this occurs is turning only to our own “best thinking” when making movements toward or away from our dreams.
The concept of “best thinking” pertains to the internal circle of wisdom we have gained from personal experience.
Yet, the fact that we consider it wisdom or earned knowledge doesn’t necessarily make it so. It’s just the amalgamated meanings we’ve taken from our interpretations of life as it has occurred thus far (i.e., lessons learned).
One of the wisest, and often toughest, decisions we get to make throughout life is whether we’re going to rely on that circular, self-referential voice in the head — telling us what’s so, how it “really is”, and the indubitable best way to handle something — or, rather, open up for external voices to insert a disconnect in that patterned thinking.
Though life gives no guarantees, the odds of having dreams fulfilled beyond where they are now is magnified by being coachable.
Where can you open up your own wise knowing of “what’s so” to someone else’s perhaps contrary input today…and really consider it, or (BONUS TIME) even act upon it?
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.” –Hunter S. Thompson
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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