Good Morning Team – doing anything significantly big and bold in life requires taking risks.
Take the example of Peter Diamindis > We sent out a press release the very next day saying, “Zero G to fly Stephen Hawking into weightlessness to raise funds for ALS.” I had expected nothing but positive reaction. But what happened next shocked me. I received two phone calls. One came from our airline partner saying, “You’re crazy. You’re going to be flying this guy who has been in a wheelchair for 40 years and there’s a good chance he might get injured.” The other came from a friend at the FAA who said, “You know the rules under which you are operating require that anyone flying must be certified ‘able-bodied’ and I can’t imagine anyone here would view Prof Hawking as able-bodied.” On top of that, I had a number of people in the commercial space world approach me saying that this was a bad idea, that a major accident could set back everything we had been working toward for decades.
It is very likely that most people would quit at this point. However, people like Peter and mySelf, my wife and many other successful individuals live by the creed; “There’s always a way“, or “The impossible just takes a little bit longer“.
Because doing anything significantly big and bold in life requires taking risks. How do you know when to proceed or when to “fold”?
1. If the risk is fully aligned with your purpose and mission, then it’s worth preparing for.
2. You MUST do everything you can to retire as much of the risk as possible.
3. GO for it! Because it matters not how many times you get knocked down, as long as you get up one time more.
Live With Intention,