Practice and You’re More Likely to Make It

Photo by Matteo Fusco

Have you ever dreamed of walking up, getting ready in 30 minutes, entering an audience of 1,000 people and delivering a candid, funny, yet meaningful speech? With some people fearing public speaking more than they fear death, it’s so much more important to consider exercise and preparation ahead of every task, big or small – but more importantly if there’s something that we’ve never done before. The first step is, in this example, to practice not just the speech, but the delivery, the room, reactions, joy and fulfillment beforehand through the power of imagination. Our brain doesn’t know the difference between reality and the product of our imagination, which is why worrying scenarios feel so real. So do yourself a favor and put yourself in positive situations by starting with what’s happening inside your mind.

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.

Are All Opportunities Worth Pursuing?

Photo by Markus Spiske

The rational answer is ‘no’, but our natural instinct often says otherwise. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves in making sure that we don’t miss out on opportunities. If you’re at the early stages in creating a business, the culture of many entrepreneurs can be hard work rather than smart work.

Think about how much more effective would be to work those extensive hours on smart work. Every human interaction is an opportunity to learn, but the lesson might at times be that you’d like to do things differently. Learn from other people’s burnout before experiencing it yourself and understand that long hours at a low productivity rate are counterproductive.

The more opportunities we pursue, the more we increase our chance of success. If we can’t put in much effort into any of these chances, we are at risk of covering too much ground with too little attention to detail. Knowing our limitations means that we can turn our assets into great advantages.

Guilty of Trying?

It’s quite interesting to listen to people’s regrets. Some are from the age of 20 or before. After having lived a few decades we seem to miss out an important part which is – – The Rest of Our Lives!

We somehow take our twenties for granted but the rest isn’t promised. It might have to do with a better understanding of how quickly circumstances can change. But if that’s the case, how come we choose to live comfortably and miserably?

The 100 Perspective

How much would you want to achieve if you would know that you can live up until the age of 100 years old? You could try something new more than once and then quit, or think ‘I’m too old for that’. You would give yourself the time not just to fail, but to actually succeed.