The amazing thing about life is the fact that we have the ability to adapt and to change certain aspects of life that we don’t like.
We get second chances.
You can take the SAT as many times as you want
You can decide to be a doctor, even if you studied business in undergraduate school
I know a famous magician, who became a lawyer first
You can go back to undergraduate school at the age of 30
Or even “finish” and receive a high school diploma at the age of 60
My sister only needed 1 attempt to get her driver’s license but my mother took 5 attempts.
(Hopefully, I take somewhere in between 1-5 attempts)
More and more professors and teachers offer re-tests, or options to prove yourself
Because no one’s worth should ever be determined by one instance, or one test, or one attempt
In life, there are second chances
There are options to edit your life if you don’t like what you see
So the important part is to not neglect that power
The important part is to make sure you produce something…every day
Because you can’t edit a blank page
And you can’t fix a life when you don’t have any problems.
Go out there and create some problems.
Go out there and write a beautiful (or messy) life
Oh ya, I am traveling around the world in the next two weeks!
Penang, Malaysia: May 7th-May 9th
Hong Kong: May 10th-May 13th
Taipei, Taiwan: May 13th-May 17th
Grateful Day 65: I am grateful for the ability to edit.
Reading Day 6:
Currently Reading: Originals by Adam Grant
Adam Grant, who is rated the best professor at UPenn’s Wharton Business school, is an organizational psychologist who has written several #1 NYT books. In Originals, he discusses how Non-conformists (procrastinators, slow people, and other unique personality traits) succeed in life.
The most successful entrepreneurs are not the biggest risk takers.
They are the best risk mitigators.
By balancing their risky decisions with backup and safety options, entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed when they have a safety net.
Did you Know? Bill Gates, although did “drop out” of Harvard, actually applied for a leave of absence first before formally withdrawing. He mitigated his risk of leaving school to pursue Microsoft, well, by not technically “leaving school.” Ergo, no risk!
And we can all agree that Gates is both successful, AND a great entrepreneur.
But now we know why: he is a great risk MITIGATOR.