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Ask and Answer Yourself

There are many secrets to the art of living. But one thing I believe extremely important is to question yourself on a constant basis. We almost always end up in trouble when we do things for which we lack adequate ability. And so, the wise move is to take a good look at ourselves and size ourselves up objectively and repeatedly. By knowing your own circumstances, you’ll do things you are capable of and avoid tasks beyond your capability, with fewer failures, leading to more meaningful development.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation

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Ask and Answer Yourself

There are many secrets to the art of living. But one thing I believe extremely important is to question yourself on a constant basis. We almost always end up in trouble when we do things for which we lack adequate ability. And so, the wise move is to take a good look at ourselves and size ourselves up objectively and repeatedly. By knowing your own circumstances, you’ll do things you are capable of and avoid tasks beyond your capability, with fewer failures, leading to more meaningful development.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation