I preordered a new book with that title. You see, I’m a big fan of the author’s. But, how often do we have that thought?
Whenever you’re doing something safe, all you have to do is follow the instructions.
That’s how the system is built. That’s the way the world of work works. That’s why we were taught to follow instructions in school—to prepare us for the safe world of work.
Don’t stand up. Don’t stand out. And you’ll be fine. You’ll be normal. You’ll live a mediocre life. That’s what the world wants. It can’t afford another troublemaker.
But, when you’re doing something risky, something meaningful, and something that matters, there are no instructions.
Try opening a business. Try writing a book. Try starting a blog. Try doing something big. You’ll know what I’m talking about.
You’ll have to live with the thought that “this might not work.”
But, that’s okay. You have to learn to embrace it.
When there’s a risk that things might not work, there’s also the risk that it might. Will you embrace that risk?
Will you embrace the uncertainty?
If it does work, all the troubles you had to go through to make things work will be worth every bit of it.
This might not work.
This might work.