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It’s people that go on and do whatever it is whether they have ‘permission’ or not. It is not about doing it the right way, in the right place for the right people. It is about doing it.
There are lots of people, smart or not, who carry on doing things that are not so smart. Your intelligence is not the thing that means you can or can’t do something. Sometimes doing something without any knowledge of how it was done before gives you a much stronger position than if you try and do something the way it has always been done.
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you” Steve JobsThe answer that will always get me riled is ‘this is how we have always done it’. It may not be the best solution. It may have worked when it was created, but will it work now, now so many things have changed. Does it work? Has anyone even asked that question? Is it still working as it should?
The only thing you can rely on is that things will change. I am still amazed by how many people try and hold onto things they don’t have control of because they want it to stay the same. Smart people or not, many people fear this.
But sometimes if you have nothing to lose, you may well be at an advantage to those who think they have the smarts. People like Einstein and Edison, whilst they may have been smart, did not get their breakthroughs because of brain power or IQ. They got them because they kept on trying. They kept on working at the problems in front of them. They kept on. Even more importantly than that, they started.
Starting something is the most like way to achieve something. If you don’t start, you can’t fail. That is likely the thinking behind a lot of people not doing the things they feel they can or should. But if the thing that is holding you back is you feeling you are not smart enough. Send that thought somewhere else.
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you” Steve JobsThanks for reading!
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