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Skepticism

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We need a little skepticism to be free thinkers. Doubt is what pushes is to think outside the box. But we have to balance uncertainty with the facts, the stuff that works.

Skepticism, like coffee, is the jolt we need to reexamine habits. It gets us started. As the questioning fades, we come back to the realization that some things are valid and unchanging for a good reason.

You only break things to make them better. The whole is the sum of the parts. The iPhone broke Nokia and Blackberry. Apple is working to disrupt the television as we know it. Apple may fail.

Every invention/reinvention gets put to the test. Acceptance signals what’s working. Marketing usually helps with that.

Innovation starts at the bottom of S-curve and then peaks out. Those that ride the wave at the top will win for some time before burning out. Those that ride the wave of opportunity and remain skeptic and open to improvement will likely make another lasting change.

There is no guarantee but the willingness to try and make fact.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.