Acting when you aren’t sure what to do.


I do not know of any other way to achieving anything magnificent except by taking action. It is tested and tried – an ancient landmark that was handed down to us by the folks who lived before us. They danced with the tension and managed the emotional risk of “it might work/it might not work”. And that’s how all of the inventions we have inherited were actualized.

If they needed this attitude and composure to take our world from “zero to one”, we’ll need just as much (if not more) of this attitude to take us from “one to infinity”.

There’s no surer way. People who attain stardom in their chosen field of work have developed the aptitude to get comfortable with this tension. They have developed internal shock absorbers to manage the fear and all the risks that surround ideation, creativity & innovation (if you decide to toe uncharted paths, you will experience risk and fear).

I have recently heard that the US now wants to plant their flag on planet mars, having conquered the moon. Futurists like Elon Musk and Richard Brandson are investing time and billions of dollars to do “impossible things” like Space travel, Neuralink, Hyperloop, et cetera. They are dreaming and taking up big projects. They are working round the clock to find new paths and blaze new trails.

Just so you know, there is no map to the future; no defined paths and definitely no guarantees. At best, all you have is a compass, “the dial-meters of your heart”, pointing you to a particular direction. And you have to choose to trust it. It’s all we’ve got and it’s how we have arrived where we are today in the journey of civilization. And it’s the only way we can move from “here to there”.

Head’s up: “A Ship in Harbor is Safe, but that is not what ships are built for”. Go make a ruckus!

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