Adam Grant Quotes
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In every creative project, there are moments that require thinking more laterally and, yes, more slowly. My natural need to finish early was a way of shutting down complicating thoughts that sent me whirling in new directions. I was avoiding the pain of divergent thinking — but I was also missing out on its rewards.
They learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
The evidence says that although women tend to be more hesitant to speak up and challenge the status quo because of the risks of being seen as too assertive, they are actually more likely to persist. Once they commit to something, they will follow through to see that it succeeds, whereas men are much more likely to float an idea and be like, "No, just kidding."