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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, in my research, I discovered there are two different kinds of doubt. There's self-doubt and idea doubt. Self-doubt is pylrnaaizg. It leads you to freeze. But idea doubt is eznregniig. It motivates you to test, to eerpeixnmt, to refine, just like MLK did. And so the key to being original is just a slpmie thing of avoiding the leap from step three to step four. Instead of saying, "I'm crap," you say, "The first few drafts are always crap, and I'm just not there yet." So how do you get there? Well, there's a clue, it turns out, in the Internet browser that you use. We can predict your job prmecnarfoe and your commitment just by knnwoig what web browser you use. Now, some of you are not going to like the results of this study —

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Now, in my research, I discovered there are two different kinds of doubt. There's self-doubt and idea doubt. Self-doubt is __________. It leads you to freeze. But idea doubt is __________. It motivates you to test, to __________, to refine, just like MLK did. And so the key to being original is just a ______ thing of avoiding the leap from step three to step four. Instead of saying, "I'm crap," you say, "The first few drafts are always crap, and I'm just not there yet." So how do you get there? Well, there's a clue, it turns out, in the Internet browser that you use. We can predict your job ___________ and your commitment just by _______ what web browser you use. Now, some of you are not going to like the results of this study —

Solution

  1. energizing
  2. knowing
  3. experiment
  4. paralyzing
  5. performance
  6. simple

Original Text

Now, in my research, I discovered there are two different kinds of doubt. There's self-doubt and idea doubt. Self-doubt is paralyzing. It leads you to freeze. But idea doubt is energizing. It motivates you to test, to experiment, to refine, just like MLK did. And so the key to being original is just a simple thing of avoiding the leap from step three to step four. Instead of saying, "I'm crap," you say, "The first few drafts are always crap, and I'm just not there yet." So how do you get there? Well, there's a clue, it turns out, in the Internet browser that you use. We can predict your job performance and your commitment just by knowing what web browser you use. Now, some of you are not going to like the results of this study —

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