Our kindergartens, schools, colleges, and universities attempt to teach us knowledge that helps prepare us for the business world, but I already decided that I won’t be sending my children to these institutions, since they are failing us.
The amount of time spent on passing along information from teachers to younger generations, which is then regurgitated by them ceaselessly in order to spew out data for an exam, is all a giant waste of time.
Not only does it defeat the purpose of improving our world, but it also fixes our minds on the wrong ideas.
These mistakes make all of us weaker without even knowing it.
Today, I want to share with you some of the guiding principles of my life, with the first one being so critically vital that it could, by itself, provide measureable progress for you, with everything you do.
Guilelessness is a valuable attribute that has helped me reach many personal goals. My wish for you is that you put in the effort to make it part of your conduct.
In short, guilelessness is the right attitude to have in suspicious situations and with new people.
It is the natural belief that the other side will do the right thing in a relationship and projecting that faith on this individual, so that it can positively influence him.
For example, take a basketball coach who believes in the potential of a young kid from the rough ghettos and how this helps to get the teen’s mind off the daily problems and refocuses him on his future.
This is how relationships are built and sustained. It is how you get the best from others – you make them aware of your faith in them, by making it true. There is no way to fake it, as only sincere belief can win this game.
All leaders possess this trait, the best of which can take all evil motives out of their mind, and succeed in always showing self-respect to others.
This is a great starting point, but closely related with sincerity. Academics have wrongfully used this word for decades, but what it truly means is the pursuit of truth.
Society has trained us to celebrate being right, but I want you to get over that because you will miss the entire point.
If anything, you should celebrate being wrong, since it means you’re getting closer to the truth.
Sincerity means accepting only what is real.
The truth is the only reality worth rejoicing over. Therefore, pursue it. Don’t be lazy; look for the facts. I lost money, time, and friends and spent too much energy following wrong advice or partial information.
By getting to the heart of anything, you’ll have more to offer to others, and you will become a more valuable individual.
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