Thursday, May 7, 2009

They Say

Walk the Line
Originally uploaded by drewmaniac

I was thumbing through some old notebooks the other day (I keep all of my Moleskines) to see what I could see. I came across the following entry:

  • In 124 B.C. a Greek philosopher wrote that there was, "no more knowledge to be gained".
Throughout history we can see example after example of people making some pretty ridiculous proclamations. They said the Titanic was unsinkable. They said man was not meant to fly. They said no one would have a need for a personal computer. They said the eight-track was the future of music.

The point is sometimes they are wrong. Just like you or I can be wrong.

When you have a project you are working on, a goal you want to accomplish, or an organization you are trying to lead who do you listen to? From whom do you seek advice? These are very important questions your could stand to ask yourself from time to time. Are you just taking what they are saying and running with it? Are you not questioning what they have to say when it is needed?

Maybe you shouldn't be listening to them as much. Because sometimes they are wrong.


Danny Brown said...

They also said there were WMD's in Iraq and that the Hitler Diaries were real. Go figure.

Solid point, Drew - never listen to anyone but yourself when it really matters. Take the advice and knowledge of those around you, but make sure it'd you who has the final say.

Cheers fella, for never just writing what they do.

Andrew Weaver said...

Thanks, Danny for the constant support. I'll keep trying to write what I say and not what they say. :)

mybluevan said...

They tend to jump to conclusions. Jumping on the bandwagon never got anyone anywhere special. Great post.

Although, I'm going to have to disagree with you on the 8-track thing once more. ;)

Andrew Weaver said...

David, you can argue with me all you want, but I know I'm right on this one. :)