“You Can’t Do That” When someone says to…
When someone says to you, “You can’t do that,” they may have one finger pointing at you… but three fingers are pointing backward at them.
“You can’t do that” doesn’t necessarily mean “you can’t.” It more often means “they can’t.”
A classic example took place many years ago when people said to the Wright Brothers, “You can’t do that.” Thank goodness, the Wright Brothers did not listen! Inventing the first airplane took a lot of guts and determination. How did they know they would be the forefathers of globalization?
Just do this… say it loud…
Bad Advice Is Risky
If you do not know anything, than any advice is better than no advice. But if you cannot tell the difference between bad advice and good advice, then that is risky.
The Importance of Facts Versus Opinions
What is the big deal about something being a fact or opinion. Is one better than the other? If you want to be successful you have got to know the difference between facts and opinions.
Many have been suckered because they did not know the facts. Millions upon millions of people have made life decisions based upon opinions handed down from generation to generation.
Case in point, there are opinions that may have the appearance of being a fact. Here are a few you might have heard!
- Find a secure job and stay there all your life.
- Doctors make a lot of money.
- They have a big house. They must be rich.
- He has big muscles. He must be healthy.
- Bonds are safer than stocks.
- People who make mistakes are stupid.
- She’ll never go out with me.
- Investing is risky.
- I’ll never be rich.
- I didn’t go to college so I’ll never get ahead.
Some of these are funny aren’t they! But it’s true people say them all the time and believe them to be facts, that’s why you laugh at it.
Remember this: for a person’s life to change, they first need to change their opinions…then start looking at the facts rather than going by yours or someone else’s opinions. As I said, one is not better than the other. To be successful in life, you must know the difference.
If you cannot verify something is a fact, then it is an opinion.
Don’ts: Be lazy and search for shortcuts. Be afraid of making mistakes and then do nothing.
Do’s: Sift through the facts and opinions, and then make your decision.
About Matt Sileno: Matt Sileno, the President and Founder of The Intuitive Group, Inc. is no stranger to hard work and overcoming adversity. He has taken his small Sales and Marketing Firm to new heights working directly with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies across the U.S.
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