You want to be radically open minded but still assertive. Demand others tell you what they think and argue against your opinions, but listen to what they say.
If you want to achieve great things, you need to leverage the ability of others.
You should write down the things you’re not good at – for instance – you might be creative but not reliable – then get others to work for you that are better than you at those things.
It is a blast working with people that operate at a level of excellence.
Basically Dalio’s saying optimize delegation and don’t waste your time doing things where you don’t have a comparative advantage.
He’s saying you need goals. Then you identify the problems in your way. You must identify the root cause of these problems, it might be a weakness you have. Then you design something you need to do. (e.g.)
For me, it’s conscientiousness. Being focused and organised etc. The solution to this is a coach to help me. The action is for me to find a coach.