Forget secondhand learning. It leaves no scars. It doesn’t provide the basic understanding that sits in the body as well as in the brain. There’s no trace of its passing. It might as well have been a dream. Firsthand knowledge, however, is visceral, painful, and necessary. It uses the conscious and the unconscious to process the lesson, and it uses all your senses. When you fall down, your whole motor system is involved. You can’t learn this from books. It just doesn’t work, because you didn’t really fall. You need to feel it in your gut—and on your scraped hands and shins—for the...
the world is a furnace of constant, unrelenting pressure. Either you’re crushed by it or it makes you into a diamond. Either you’re burned by it, or it forges you into unbreakable steel.
Note: Reading #TheFlinch by @julien, thanks to the great @accidentalcreative podcast he was on!
The secret to overcoming the flinch is that everyone wants you to succeed. People are looking for proof that you can be amazing so that they can be amazing, too.
There are actually hundreds of people like you, and they’re waiting for a leader. That person is you.