Here is the full transcript of high performance expert Paul Rulkens’ TEDx Talk: Why the Majority is Always Wrong at TEDxMaastricht conference.
Paul Rulkens – High Performance Expert
In 1942, Albert Einstein was teaching at Oxford University, and one day, he just gave an exam of physics to his senior class of physics students. He was walking on the campus with his assistant, and all of a sudden, the assistant looked at Albert Einstein and said, “Dr Einstein, this exam which you just gave to the senior class of physics students, isn’t that exactly the same exam you gave to exactly the same class one year ago?”
“Yeah, yeah,” said Albert Einstein, “it’s exactly the same.”
“But Dr Einstein, how could you possibly do that?”, the assistant said.
“Well,” said Einstein, “the answers have changed.”
The answers have changed.
In other words, what is true for 1942 is even more true for today. We live in a world where the questions might be the same, but the answers have changed. In other words, what has got you here, will no longer get you there. And if you want to have results that you’ve never had before, well, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.
The key question for today is of course: Is there a method to the madness? Is there a way that each of us can do impossible things to truly create dramatic results? The good news is that the answer to that question is ‘yes’.
Because what I’m going to explain today is when it comes to high performance, why the majority is always wrong, and how you can use that to get everything you can out of everything you’ve got.