The challenge to editing your own value system is that the world will constantly try to convince you that the world will constantly try to convince you that you’ve got it wrong. When you walk out of the mine holding your diamonds in your hand, the rest of the world may try to convince you they are rocks. Don’t listen. You should never chase awesome with someone else’s definition
~ Jon Acuff in epic book, Start – Punch Fear In The Face, Escape Average, Do Work That Matters
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you don’t rise to the level of the occasion, you fall to the level of your training
Fear is the enemy of creativity and innovation and of starting things. The resistance hates those things—they are risky, they might not work, so the resistance pushes us not to do them.
The ideas that change the world are changing the world because someone cared enough to stick it out, to cajole and lead and evolve.