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Old March 22, 2017, 03:15 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Re: Are you too intelligent for your own good?

Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
We attract smart people here at SowPub. Maybe a few who are too smart?

This week I'm dealing with SEVERAL (so no, not you directly no matter if it feels like it or not, you are not alone)...

people who are in a rut.

And the common factor? ALL are intelligent people, much experience, lots of interests.

My standardized answer, FOCUS.

It is hard for smart people to think of only one thing, and hard for many to get things done, THUS...

DIGGING deeper ruts until they start to look like grave sites. YIKES!
Hi Gordon,

One problem I think some people have is - thinking they're smart...

Why can that be a problem?

Because you think you know the solution... When that supposed solution doesn't work, it's frustrating!

It's tempting to blame something else... Something out of your control... So it's not your fault!

And then, you can preserve your fragile ego...

Sometimes, you have to realize, nobody knows everything. It's better to realize how much you actually DON'T know... So you can go learn it when you don't know it.

I've seen smart people fall into this trap. I have to climb out of the trap on a regular basis...

Best wishes,

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