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Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
-- Henri Bergson
 

 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Change your mind

You are allowed to change your mind. When you learn something new, when you experience something different, you can alter your opinion accordingly.

You can change your mind and still be you. That’s true even if you’re heavily invested in a particular perspective.

There’s much value when you can be steadfast in your thinking. But there’s no value in being stubborn when quality, credible evidence contradicts your thinking.

When any opinion ceases to have a solid basis in fact, doubling down on it is not an effective response. Instead, open yourself to other possibilities, to informed and tested perspectives.

An important part of being right is admitting when you’re wrong. Anyone who refuses to do so cannot maintain credibility.

Give yourself a powerful, yet adaptable grip on reality. Be resolute in your perspective while at the same time willing to change your mind.

— Ralph Marston

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