Ever wonder whether you listen to conventional wisdom?
I just shared my thoughts on this over at CareerRenegade.com. Here’s a snippet for you…
Conventional wisdom is, by default, drawn out of the mass experience of people…
Mass-experience translates to commonality, to averages, to medians. When you live your life based on conventional-wisdom, then, it stands to reason you can expect to live a conventional, average, middle-of-the-road life.
Question is—is that what you want?
Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
All too often, conventional wisdom leads to Roosevelt’s “gray twilight.”
Head on over to read the rest. And for any with dreams of getting paid to write, you’ll also meet someone who can point the way.
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