I know too many people who unintentionally live by the motto “paralysis by analysis”.
People who are so focused on understanding, they actually never move forward.
Instead of taking the first step, they dwell on the insignificant details of an opportunity until it's too late.
They never start that business. They never take that trip. They never say hello to that person. They never get their dream job.
But before we offend the engineers, scholars, and all of you who have spent too many years in college forcing you think hard before making important decisions, I want to be clear, I am not suggesting you abandon understanding completely. I am suggesting you become more comfortable with uncertainty. This positive thought comes to mind:
You Don't Have to Have it All Figured Out to Move Forward.
Below are three core beliefs that have allowed me to chase big ideas, start multi-million dollar companies, and succeed without having it all figured out.
3 Secrets to Fighting Fear & Escaping an Average Life:
- Leaders Learn by Doing, Not Learning to Do – Take the step, be okay with not knowing it all today. You will figure it out as you go. I never knew how to setup a corporation or read a profit and loss statement – no, I just started fumbling through the process and figured it out on the journey.
- By Doing, We Understand: Many of us yearn for understanding to a flaw. You can only know so much about surfing until you actually get out in the water. The understanding, clarity, and peace comes from doing, not studying.
- Failure is Progress: Sevenly is my 6th company. But if I had not started the other 5 (which 4 failed) and the 5th I was actually fired from, I would have never had the ability to build the company to what it is today. Failure is the fastest way to learn.
Some know me as a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Sevenly and StartupCamp, others know me as the guy who can ride a unicycle and still kickflip on a skateboard. I’m on a mission to inspire people. Will you join me?