The Courage to Try

Photo by Franck V

Do you ever beat yourself up before even attempting to do something new? And what does that do to your self-esteem? The ‘what if’ mindset has been passed on to us with love, but putting worse case scenario first takes away our focus from what we want to achieve. If you hear yourself wondering what if, be grateful and push forward. This means you’re walking unexplored land that guarantees growth and with enough effort, success.

Believing that Something Is Possible Makes it so

Photo by Charles Deluvio

Impossible is quite a primitive world. Looking around us and thinking that everything was either invented or discovered is a belief that could hold back our evolution as species. But just as in the glorious unjustified times of war people back home need to keep the economy prosperous, progress wouldn’t be possible without minimum standards being maintained in the society.

And yet it takes courage to take risks. To risk of being told by those around you that your idea is… great without any real feedback, the risk of being perceived as ‘other’ for wanting to turn systems around or build something that the world not only thought impossible, but couldn’t see value in it.

Seeking validation at early stages of building the impossible can be harmful to creating innovation. People who are afraid of the impossible will see legitimacy in you only when the possibility is real. And people of the the impossible, just like you, they are committed to their own mirage and recreation of the reality. The message can be that you’re on your own, but more than that, remember that a strong belief of what can be done will help you turn the impossible into possible.