Here’s an interesting question — a great icebreaker, provocative interview question, and overall great thought piece.
I’m curious to know what you think.
- I don’t believe intelligence is the most important value. I used to think intelligence was king. Not anymore. Now I believe social skills, kindness, generosity, and humor are at least as important. I met a guy with absolutely zero sense of humor last week and I wanted to bash my head through a brick wall. The first thing he said wa– never mind. You get it.
- I don’t believe if you put the time in, you can be good at anything. Sorta provocative for a guy in self-development to say. But I now know there are certain things I’ll never be good at (like navigation or puzzles). But I also believe most people give up way, way too soon.
- I don’t believe that I truly understand myself. At 22, I used to be so sure of the things I liked and didn’t like. I was also sure I was a tech guy, a skinny Indian guy, and someone who didn’t really like fish. At 34, I’m completely different. I wonder what will happen by 40.
What do you not believe any more?
Leave your comment below (and check out what others said). Super interesting.
P.S. I asked my team what they thought. Here are some of their answers:
- “I don’t believe that you should always follow your dreams. Some dreams are bad dreams. Not everyone should be an astronaut.”
- “I no longer believe luck is random — a lot of it depends on preparation and recognition of the opportunities ‘luck’ creates.”
- “I don’t believe that a college degree is the only path to success.”
- “I don’t believe that my mother will ever understand what I do for a living.”
- “I can’t give my answers publicly.”
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