By Nick Colas formerly of Convergex via Barry Ritholz
From Brent Beshore
You only make money if you hold non-consensus views and you are right.
I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you.