Today’s business tip is from …
Timothy (Tim) Ferriss (born July 20, 1977) is an American author, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed “human guinea pig”, and public speaker. He has written a number of self-help books on the “4-hour” theme, some of which have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, starting with The 4-Hour Workweek. Ferriss is also an angel investor and an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies.
“I encourage active skepticism – when people are being skeptical because they’re trying to identify the best course of action. They’re trying to identify the next step for themselves or other people.”
Obviously, Tim appreciates active discourse between people when formulating ideas and actions.
But please notice that he encourages skepticism when developing the best course of action. This is very different from being critical to be critical … to just bring down a person or idea for no good reason.
I believe we can do this ourselves, without others input, as well. Write down your ideas or plans and put it aside for a time. Go back to it later, looking at it from an impersonal perspective, being actively skeptical. You might gain some wonderful insights!
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