When You Are the Exception

When You Are the Exception

I’ve been working closely with a person who is very slow to adopt new ideas. I’ll present something brilliant and out-of-the-box and she’ll shoot me down. She’ll tell me why it’s not a good idea. But she’s been wrong about quite a few things. (Something I love to point out. Hehe.)

Problem is, she’s right about just enough stuff to keep me humble.

I wish I could sit here and write a blog that simply says, “Ignore all naysayers.” But the things is, sometimes the naysayers are right and you’d be a fool to think you are the exception to the wisdom they are sharing.

But sometimes you are the exception.

Ugh. The annoying middle lane. I hate it. Either let me go fast or let me go slow. But this middle lane takes too much regulating on the accelerator.

If you want to live an extraordinary life you’ve got to learn discernment. Sometimes you listen to advice. Sometimes you ignore advice and go with your heart. Sometimes you get it wrong. Sometimes you get it right. But if you can balance on the really frustrating tightrope of listening and ignoring at the right times you will go far in this life. Real far.

Ignore naysayers. But sometimes listen to them. But sometimes don’t.

The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24