What’s scary is that the dumb side has way too much influence over the decisions we make. This is particularly true when it comes to our hopes for the future.
To illustrate what I mean, let’s look at an example.
Imagine two experts, both of whom are going to give us some advice on how to lose weight. Specifically, they are going to tell us how to lose 10 lbs over the course of the next 30 days.
The first expert is a doctor and researcher who has been studying weight loss for 30 years.
He talks about the multiple influences involved – genetics, food choices, exercise, family dynamics, mental health, work stresses, time of year and so on. He explains the complexity of weight loss and how one plan might work for one person, but not for another.
He makes some general recommendations, but again qualifies his advice by pointing out the multiple variables involved.
Now for our second expert. He may be a doctor, or not. It doesn’t really matter.