“Think for yourself while being radically open-minded.” is his claim to fame.
I just finished his book Principles and it really makes you want to write down your principles to abide by so that life is much easier when you have to make important decisions whether its family or business you have to choose between when it comes down to it.
For those of you who do not know Ray Dalio is the chairman of Bridgewater Associates which is the biggest hedge fund in the world.
Bridgewater is known for its culture for being able to be radically transparent and how they challenge and defy intending to change the norm culture of corporate America.
I have also noticed that most billions and Forbes magazine features have all recommended Joseph Campbell’s the Hero with a Thousand Faces highlighting the Hero’s journey and how life is a series of obstacles and to enjoy the process along the way. It’s never about the end or destination but more about appreciating the moments good and/or bad along the way.
“The belief that I’m at a stage in life when making others successful without me is the most important thing I can do.”
“Love looking at what you don’t know, your mistakes, and your weaknesses, because understanding them is essential for making the most of your life.”
This is so crucial because the moment you learn to embrace your weaknesses you will be able to live a much more fulfilled life. It is in our darkest moments when we learn the most about ourselves and what we are capable of.