The hardest thing to face is your self: your true-self. Being alone, facing failure, embracing your shadow–these things are terrifying, and rightfully so. (These things apply to businesses, too).
To look yourself in the mirror, naked, human and bare, and say, “Here I am, give me what you got, life!” is to tempt the gods.
But imagine the alternative…the cowering, the tip-toeing, the waiting till the very end and thinking, “I held back.” Oh, how the gods must shriek!
Individuals, businesses, and companies, all have an amazing opportunity like none other in history. That opportunity is to create things, amazing things, things that change peoples lives on a scale that is nearly incomprehensible.
The work that you do, the work that your company does–it all matters. The only thing missing is the people brave enough to make it matter.
It’s a challenge I revel in, and, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you do, too.
Create things because you can. Create because you must.
Tempt the gods; today, always and forever.