What Makes This Man So Smart?


Final http://www.ViewsfromSandhausen.com Design

Before I launch into today’s post, I’ve put up a stand-alone server for “Views from Sandhausen” on GoDaddy.com.  The work on Smart Author Sites is nearly complete, with only several hours of consulting assistance pending.  I have received our webpage design (shown here) and it is only a matter of my time to get it assembled and turned on.  The most precious thing that I currently have is time! 

By the way, please send me comments on our informal expose called “My Name is Helina; Can I be your Girlfriend?.  Three posts are up on my blog FlaAuthor.wordpress.com (soon to be moved to the VFS main site), and I have written two more. Isn’t life fun?

I’ve just completed a course of training that is the foundation for a new part-time job that I recently landed.  This will cut back on my free time, and as a result, I will be issuing more guest posts, such as todays.  The post comes from my good friend, John Alanis ~ Thanks John!

“I know a guy who has a reputation for being very, very good at putting together infomercials.  He’s had some big hits, but he’s had way more failures.

In fact, 7 out of 8 are real flops, dead on arrival.

The answer is simple:  the industry average for a hit is 1 in 16.

When you look at it in that light, he’s pretty darn smart.

What, then, makes this man so smart?

People who aren’t that smart think that being smart is getting everything right all the time.  That, however, is not reality.  While you should certainly strive to do so, you have to measure it up against the real world.

The most successful people “fail,” in an absolute sense, way more often than those who do not succeed.  But in a relative sense, their success to failure ratio is much higher.

The reason they have so many more failures is because they do so much more, undaunted when something they do doesn’t work.

Really smart people, Like Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein, understand that most things you do don’t work, and that the real key to success is to do a lot of things, killing the ones that don’t work as soon as it becomes obvious.

Then, when they hit upon something that does work, they focus on it completely until it’s time to move onto the next thing.

So, if you want to be smart, do what the truly smart do, not what the guys who pretend to be smart do.  For instance, if you want to be smart with women, meet a lot of different women and try a lot of different things.  Most won’t work out, but the ones that do will be well worth it.

Then people will remark upon how smart you are with women… while you secretly think how dumb they really are.

Just don’t tell them they’re dumb…that’s not very smart.

On with the fun…”

~ John Alanis

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