The most intelligent people make decisions that produce the best result…
Not what feels good for them in the moment.
They don't sabotage the mission to "be right.”
Ego, pride, and lack of self-awareness will cost you.
Before you act … ask yourself this question:
"Am I saying/doing this for the overall successful execution of the mission ... or for me?"
Stupid people act out of ego and emotion.
Smart people act strategically in the interest of a desired outcome.
Smart people win.
Stupid people lose.
Don't "identify" with smart.
Actually be smart.
If you are playing the game for ego...
You'll always lose to someone who's playing the game to accomplish the mission.