Shane Parrish

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Amateurs think in absolutes. Professionals think in probabilities.

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Professionals solve the problem. Amateurs solve the symptom.

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Amateurs believe in equal opportunity and equal outcomes. Professionals believe in equal opportunity and unequal outcomes.

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Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn.

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Amateurs stop when they get hit with the first setback. Professionals know setbacks come from being in the arena and not on the sidelines.

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Professionals solve the problem. Amateurs treat the symptom.

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If you're a specialist the only thing you can really do is optimize. This also makes you fragile to a (rapidly) changing environment.

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Amateurs are never happy because they think happiness comes from money. Professionals know happiness is a by-product of meaning.

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Amateurs think the probability of them having the best idea is high. Professionals know the probability of that is low.

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Amateurs go with the first idea that comes into their head. Professionals realize the first idea is rarely the best idea.

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Amateurs go faster. Professionals go further.

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The professional knows you’re aren’t born a professional, you become one.

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