Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth – Marcus Aurelius
People always have opinions and there is something to give others but we think differently when it comes to self. In this context, I thought this picture post has 4 different quadrants that give different ways we look at how we see opinions based on our view / knowledge and others views / knowledge.
You can also apply this concept for work, your job, handling kids, handling seniors, handling teachers etc. Almost every place this holds good.
Quadrant 1: Neither you or other know about this. This is a classic example where a lot of learning exists. Research is one such area.
Quadrant 2: You know more than the average Joe and this can be frustrating sometimes. A classic example will be for people who are into Niche Product Engineering teams
Quadrant 3: If others know more than you then you might be into this soul searching mode why you are so lost. A classic example for me is when people talk about Photography techniques and it is completely blank for me :)
Quadrant 4: Both you and the other party know enough details. Now this is an area of intellectual talk and we are open to learning mode in this zone.
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality – Les Brown
All I have to say is – Don’t let the opinions of others control the way you look at life / work or anything. It is not what others think, it is what you think about yourself that matters. You take bold decisions and steps based on what is best for you and your life, not based on what is best for others – be yourself and make your way and mark.
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