Do something that doesn’t work

I just finished reading a new book – not yet released.  I’ll share more on September 9th.  The book is full of stories about people setting out on adventures and big ideas.  Here’s a segment titled 

What People Say About An Adventure Or Quest That Involves Perceived Risk:

Successful Outcome:  brave, courageous, confident

Failed Outcome:  stupid, risky, naive, arrogant

Ultimately, our assessment of whether a venture we set out on is brave or stupid depends on the outcome.  So are you going to play it safe and never attempt your big dreams or are you going to “risk” and maybe be hailed as “brave, courageous, and confident?”

Another passage says: “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”  Security is not our friend.  It is more likely to bury our adventurous spirit and our passion for being fully alive.  In the latest EntreLeadership podcast Seth Godin told Dave Ramsey he encourages people to “do enough that something doesn’t work.”  That’s where we find new opportunities, new solutions and new adventures.  

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