In my businesses, I trade in the currency of ideas. My writing, speaking, and consulting all boils down to expressing ideas and using them to assist others to achieve their goals. More than anything, it is YOUR success that drives me to do what I do.
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That said, there are times when I get myself in trouble. In conversations with people who just want to be contrary, I usually try to fight for understanding. It doesn't work, of course. They don't really want to understand. They just want to be right. And to win.
It reminds me of pig wrestling and what George Bernard Shaw had to say about it: "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."
I need to remember that.
And sometimes, I wonder if I'll ever learn.
What about YOU? Do you focus your efforts where they will most benefit you and those you care about? Or do you wrestle pigs?
In life, you need to know what is important to you, and focus your efforts there.
Stephen Sven Hultquist
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