Jump Off the Cliff and Build Your Wings on the Way Down (Ray Bradbury)
This quote applies to every aspect of our lives.
If enough people followed their hearts, we could all realize our optimistic vision of humanity’s future.
If we listened to our intellect, we would never have a love affair, we would never have a friendship, we would never go in business because we would be cynical: ‘It’s gonna go wrong.’ Or ‘She’s going to hurt me.’ Or ‘I had a couple of bad experiences so therefore …’ Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you have jumped and haven’t been able to build your wings in time?
No! Because it works every single time. It never fails
The same applies to entrepreneurship.
If you really want to be successful you have to jump and assemble a plane on the way down.
But know that on the way down the face of that cliff, as you’re falling, you will get scrapes, lacerations, and broken bones before your wings sprout.
So, go ahead, jump and build the life of your dreams. But be sure to do so knowing exactly what to expect.
And if you are not prepared to face difficulties, you should keep your day job.