Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

I hate that saying, “Great minds think alike.”

Roaming sheep think alike. Worker bees think alike. Monkeys in cages think alike.

Great minds don’t think alike.

Great minds write headlines that actually make you want to click. Great minds approach problems with a different eye. Great minds don’t believe in dogma. Great minds test things and don’t trust their gut. Great minds don’t do things, just because “that’s how it has always been done.” Great minds stay up late and wake up early, then do the opposite. Great minds risk everything when they shouldn’t, and risk nothing when they should. Great minds sell smart phones when everyone has dumb phones. Great minds build cars when everyone is riding horses.

Next time you feel you have a “smart” idea or a new perspective, ask yourself if you are just piggybacking off of someone else, thinking alike, or if you are doing something unique, thinking differently.

Think about famous thought leaders from history like Steve Jobs, Ayn Rand and Malcolm X. They all preached different messages in different ways, but they have one thing in common.

They all thought differently.

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