Great article here by Chris Brogan about thinking for yourself. It’s hard. It’s also worth it.
And, for those keeping score, I did think that for myself.
Harv Eker has a saying that is something like – “I can only tell you about things that I have experienced myself” and my favorite “Don’t Believe a Word I Say!!!!” His words are based on experience – he is thinking for himself by experimenting on himself. He wants each of us to find out for ourselves. Don’t take his word for things.
Just like The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferris, he describes things that he has heard or seen, but then tried himself. Losing weight, adding muscle, faster times running, he has done all of the experiments. He also says, “don’t take my word for it – try it yourself and see!”