"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over" ..... Richard Branson

Leap and the Net will Appear

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

R. Buckminster Fuller

If you seriously want to make a difference, you are going to have challenge everything around you, question the concept of โ€œnormalityโ€, reinvent the model, make yourself obsolete, and then reinvent yourself and repeat.

There is a Zen proverb that states โ€œLeap and the net will appearโ€. I have made several leaps, and sometimes even landed on both feet. Despite the anxiety of leaping, I would not trade it for anything in the world.

Some of the most my important projects, and some of the most significant ways I have made a difference, have been based on the idea of leaping and throwing away the model and trying something new. The sheer joy of landing somewhere new makes it all worthwhile

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