“One time,” I say to Tom as we begin to walk again, “I saw an episode of this TV show, Man vs. Beast, in which a man and a giraffe were competing in a sprint. The first color commentator remarks that the man’s strategy has got to be getting out there and running as fast as he possibly can. The second color commentator responds that the giraffe’s strategy has to be realizing that it is in a race. And that is the parable of the giraffe.”
A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
The thing to learn is this, to win, you have to be smart, you have to have a plan, and you really need to know it is a race. The competition in this world is only increasing, and hustle and grit matter.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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