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What is the Stockdale Paradox?

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What is the Stockdale Paradox?
The ability to acknowledge your situation and balance optimism with realism comes from an understanding of the Stockdale Paradox. This contradictory way of thinking was the strength that led James through those trying years. Such paradoxical thinking, whether you consciously know it or not has been one of the defining philosophies for great leaders making it through hardship and reaching their goals.

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The Stockdale Paradox

The Stockdale Paradox

The ability to acknowledge your situation and balance optimism with realism.

 "You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be." - Stockdale.

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