Think for yourself. Unplug yourself from follow-the-follower groupthink, and virtually ignore what everyone else in your industry is saying (except the ones everyone agrees is crazy). Do your own research, draw your own conclusions, set your own course, and stick to your guns. When you’re just starting out, people will tell you you’re wrong. After you’ve blown past them, they’ll tell you you’re crazy. A few years after that, they’ll (privately) ask you to mentor them.
Source: 10 Business Lessons From a Snarky Entrepreneur - http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/01/10-business-lessons-from-a-snarky-entrepreneur/
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