Quote by Jeff Bezos

People who are often right are people who often changed their minds. Consistency of thought is not a particularly positive trait. It's perfectly healthy to have an idea tomorrow that contradicts your idea today.

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Full quote from the article, I edited it to create the quote above: "He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn't think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It's perfectly healthy - encouraged, even - to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.

He's observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they'd already solved. They're open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking."

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Online: Some advice from Jeff Bezos

Categories: Decisions