The Purgatory of Average
Avoid it at all costs
How often do we see leaders and other erstwhile narcissists who clamor to be an authority on just about everything?
In an effort to elevate themselves by attempting to spout knowledge, they succeed rather in making themselves look smaller.
The wise leader knows that they’re not know-it-alls. In fact, the best leader is a proud know-it-some, who knows people who know the rest.
When we don’t acknowledge people who are more skilled or more knowledgable than us, we doom ourselves to the purgatory of average.
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself. Talent instantly recognizes genius.” — Arthur Conan Doyle
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