Don’t be afraid to wing it

Don’t be afraid to wing it.

I think growing up in world of standardized education we get used to having the path laid out for us. The goals are simple: get the good grade, reach the next class. The resources are accessible: follow the steps one by one, listen to your teacher, use the tools handed to you. But this is nothing like the real world especially not the entrepreneurship path. Goals are never simple and laid out, resources are rarely just handed to us.

In the entrepreneurship world we have to learn to be resourceful and just wing it. It’s not uncommon for me to meet successful people who tells me how they “Learned to code in a week to build their website”, had to “google everything in order to get their job done”. The fact of the matter is, you can’t expect things to always work out and you can never expect things to just be handed to you, because the real world is not public school the real world is like jumping out an airplane and building your parachute on the way down.

I’m not much of a writer, my understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling is subpar at best. I’m sure i’ve switched from first person to third randomly in at least half of my current posts. Given all that, I plan to start writing at least once a day for the next week or so. Instead of not writing, or waiting for a teacher to hold my hand through the process, i’m gonna just wing it. Just wing it. I have a network of great close friends who will help me edit, and I have a whole internet to throw my ideas against to get feedback.

I wont tell you to write everyday (though there is a lot of science that suggest it’s great for your mental health), however I will say, if there’s anything you want to do but you’re not sure how to do it or if you’ll be any good, just fucking try it. Google your way through it, ask for advice from a friend, do what ever you can to be resourceful and achieve your goals on the pathless walked.

Consider the Nietzsche quote: “On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.” The fact of the matter is, even though we’re raised to have an easy path ahead of us, the real world doesn’t have any easy paths and we must climb to get to the top. If we never at-least try, we’ll never get stronger.

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