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“Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is often provable. Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also out of date. It's the opposite of originality. Experience is built from solutions to old situations and problems. The old situations are probably different from the present ones, so that old solutions will have to be bent to fit new problems (and possibly fit badly). Also the likelihood is that, if you've got the experience, you'll probably use it. This is lazy. Experience is the opposite of being creative. If you can prove you're right you're set in concrete. You cannot move with the times or with other people. Being right is also being boring. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas. You are rooted in your own rightness, which is arrogant. Arrogance is a valuable tool, but only if used very sparingly. Worst of all, being right has a tone of morality about it. To be anything else sounds weak or fallible, and people who are right would hate to be thought fallible. So: it's wrong to be right, because people who are right are rooted in the past, rigid-minded, dull and smug. There's no talking to them.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Risks are a measure of people. People who won't take them are trying to preserve what they have. People who do take them often end up having more.

Some risks have a future, and some people call them wrong. But being right may be like walking backwards proving where you've been.

Being wrong isn't in the future, or in the past.

Being wrong isn't anywhere but being here.

Best place to be, eh?”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“How you perceive yourself is how others will see you.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“High creativity is responding to situations without critical thought.' - John Cleese”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

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