Accurate Thinking

Accurate Thinking

by Napoleon Hill

Everyone except the accurate thinker has an overabundance of opinions, and usually these are without great value. Many of them can also be dangerous and destructive when used in conjunction with personal initiative because if they are based upon bias, prejudice, intolerance, ignorance, guesswork or hearsay evidence, they may do a great deal of harm.

No opinion can be considered safe unless it is based upon known facts, and no one should express an opinion on any subject without assurance that it is founded on facts, or sound hypotheses of facts. Free advice volunteered by friends and acquaintances usually is not worthy of consideration. The accurate thinker, therefore, never acts upon such advice without giving it the closest scrutiny. Accurate thinkers permit no one to do their thinking for them. They obtain facts, information and counsel from others, but they retain the privilege of accepting or rejecting such advice in whole, or in part.

Napoleon Hill

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