- "High risk, high reward"
- "The pen is mightier than the sword."
- "You can't have your cake and eat it too."
- "Choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
Think carefully about what you hear and read, and don't by default take things you read or hear at face value.
Knowing this will prevent you from taking dumb, potentially life-threatening (or lifestyle-threatening) risks.
For example, going skydiving with a company that has had known safety complaints made against it.
Or automatically assuming that laziness has a direct correlation to efficiency. Often, lazy people are just that -lazy. Specifically, they're lazy people who don't accomplish much of anything.
Instead, be alert to your "spidey sense" telling you to look for the nuance (the grey) and don't think purely in black and white.
Life and business isn't binary, and much of it happens in the in-between. Therefore, your thinking shouldn't be binary either.
Accurate thinking matters if you want to successfully navigate the many complexities and nuances of life.