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The three dumbest guys I can think of: Charles Lindbergh, Steve Jobs,
Winston Churchill. Why? Because any smart person who understood how
impossibly arduous were the tasks they had set themselves would have pulled
the plug before he even began.

Ignorance and arrogance are the artist and entrepreneur’s indispensable
allies. She must be clueless enough to have no idea how difficult her
enterprise is going to be—and cocky enough to believe she can pull it off
anyway.

How do we achieve this state of mind? By staying stupid. By not allowing
ourselves to think. A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor
does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and
our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.

Steven Pressfield
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