Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Be as Intellectually Flexible as You Can Be

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I used to be a Christian. And I’m glad about that. Christianity taught me a lot, and I still adhere to many of the same beliefs I had back then.

I just let some go, too.

Of course, I may have let go of some of the wrong ones, and kept some of the wrong ones.

But I am always learning.

And that’s the point: keep learning. In every area you can—every area that doesn’t interfere with your conscience—be as intellectually flexible as you can. Let yourself change your mind whenever possible.

Life is just so much more interesting that way.

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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4 comments

  1. I like the idea of ‘keep learning’. I like ‘keep believing’ as well. And ‘keep being our self.’ And ‘keep allowing our self to change’. I understand also that blindly following any set of rules is wise in some instances, hell-making in others. Wisdom is linked with awareness and a degree of mental flexibility.

    1. There is a very effective sales technique based on the fact that most people prefer a “foolish consistency” to the more difficult task of remaining flexible. You get them to promise something small, then, after they’ve begun to perceive themselves as the type of person who does X, you ask for a bigger sale. Interesting, eh?

  2. I totally agree with you. Sometimes I say something one day that I find out I was wrong about the next day. As long as no one was hurt in the process, I claim my right to be wrong….but allowing myself to think – even if it may be “wrong”, is vital to me growth and evolution.

  3. Love, love what I reading here. My mantra: It’s never about the destination but about the journey instead.

    Being emotionally intelligent is not something we are naturally born with, its something that if desired can be attained, I’m learning.

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