Beyoncé on thinking smart

say what? Smart stars

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Use your brain to get ahead. Thinking smart—or even just thinking about thinking smart—is the way forward, as these success stories prove.
“I’m not afraid to make a mistake. I embrace mistakes— they make you who you are.”
Beyoncé
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

“In terms of playing ability, there’s nothing to choose between number 1 and 100. Instead, it’s a question of who believes and who wants it more. Which player is mentally stronger? Which player is going to fight the hardest in the big points? These are the things that determine who is the champion.”

“It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket, as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
Elon Musk
Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé

“Any time I write something that’s trying to be too smart, it doesn’t work.”

“I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.”
Louis CK
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

“Education is important, but being street smart is just as useful—to my mind, it’s what gives me an edge.”

“I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice. But at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.”
Jennifer Lopez
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08 2016 The Red Bulletin

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