Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
It’s tempting to look at a group and to focus group the heck out of them, then average it up to create something with the widest appeal.
For example, if you were to survey people as to whether they preferred beer or wine you might get half preferring one, and half preferring the other. The average then, is half wine and half beer.
But no one likes beer mixed with wine! The average appeals to no one.
There are very few things that average up that easily. What height you create dining chairs at is one thing, but trying to create something that pleases most people is a great way to please no one.
Change isn’t that hard.
Our lives are filled with paths that we have seduced ourselves into believing are impossible for us to take.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.