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Source: "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy
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“Diversity”. “Inclusiveness”. “Tolerance”.
buzzwords everybody uses these days – especially Millennials,
who’ve had these principles driven into their heads since the
day they were born.
But while people keep preaching
tolerance, society is becoming more intolerant of people who
have opposing views on just about anything.
of anyone who disagrees with a given point of view has almost
become Standard Operating Procedure.
Last week I heard a
radio talk show host make a comment about how the term “LGBT”
keeps changing and that it will hurt their cause if they don’t
settle on what they’re going to be called.
that it went from LGBT to LGBTQ to LGBTQI.
lambasted her and called her a “homophobe”. She responded “Sir,
I’m a lesbian!”
I don’t know what she is or isn’t, but
her observation wasn’t unreasonable.
(I Googled the terms to
see what they meant. Q stands for “Questioning your se*uality”
and I stands for “Interse*”).
When organizations change
their name, it is a subject of conversation – no matter what the
organization is. For example, do you know who these companies
2. Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo
4. Sound of Music
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What too many people don’t
understand is that as you become more powerful and successful,
three things happen:
1. You become more steadfast in
2. You realize that other people are
equally steadfast in theirs.
3. You learn to get along
People should have their own beliefs.
But the only thing more foolish than expecting everyone else
to share your beliefs and values is alienating yourself from
anyone who doesn’t.
Highly successful people understand
that you can disagree with others without attacking them.
One of my favorite examples is Rush Limbaugh and Elton John.
While they’re at opposite ends of the spectrum on their
social and political views, Elton sang at Rush’s wedding in
2010, and they quickly hit it off. Elton then invited Rush and
his wife to his home in London.
You don’t have to like
your co-workers, and you certainly don’t have to agree with them
But you do have to be able to work with
people you don’t like or agree with to accomplish a shared goal.
Which is, in this case, keeping your job and getting a
1. Google 2. Sony 3. Pepsi 4. Best Buy 5. Hertz
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