For over 25 years I’ve used the ideas I share in this short piece to excel – in spite of adversity – in EVERY area of endeavor I’ve ventured. You can use them too. Click the image under the following body of text to download it as a JPEG version you can read OFFLINE and even print/share to inspire others.
Buckminster Fuller once wrote:
“I know so much because I have made so many mistakes”
Very profound statement, based on deep insight.
Accomplished achievers who defied adversity to succeed, like Robert Kiyosaki have noted that MISTAKE MAKING and the sometimes resultant TEMPORARY DEFEAT (aka FAILURE) are necessary ingredients for authentic success achievement.
I have TESTED the above wisdom for over 25 years, first in paid employment and later self-employment, and found it works.
You become wiser by being willing to take RISKS to try new things you never did before, because doing so helps you LEARN what does not WORK, so you can narrow down to fewer options remaining until you do find WHAT WORKS.
By the time you succeed, you will KNOW MORE and it will show in the CONFIDENCE you display in relating with others.
You will boldly speak and act based on what I call STREET-WISDOM (aka YOUR experience based CONVICTIONS) and NOT textbook or armchair theories!
However, not everyone will LIKE you for that. Some will WRONGLY interpret your “confidence” as “ARROGANCE” and proceed to try discrediting you before others for that reason alone.
My attitude has always been to IGNORE the efforts of such people, even as I feel sorry for them for failing to grab the opportunity to LEARN what they can from me.
Indeed, anytime I encounter such people, I remember the following quote and smile inwardly, as they yap away:
“A person that does not know, BUT does not know, that s/he does NOT know, is a BIG FOOL” – Anonymous
[NB: Capitalized emphasis mine]:
Lagos, 25th August 2018