Saturday, 9 April 2011

How clarity and consistency help minimize errors (Part 4 of 5)

Defining your goals in life will not render you immune to errors, but will help you minimize them.

When it comes to choosing the right alternative, few habits are as effective as standing still, questioning what looks too good to be true, and checking its consistency with your established objectives.

"Only an unclouded vision of reality allows man to perceive truth," observed Schopenhauer. "Decisions based on facts render individuals self-supporting, which is the key of happiness."

History shows that lack of rational values, more than ignorance, constitutes the main block to progress. A man should never forget that his advancement towards success and happiness depends on his loyalty to his own rational objectives.

To be continued in the next post.


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