I was talking to a founder yesterday and asked him what he thought made him different. Why he was taking the road less travelled, toward starting his own thing rather than becoming an employee of someone else.
He talked a bit about being stubborn, about not being good at following orders, about instinctively challenging authority.
But then he got quiet.
“I guess if I could identify one thing, it’s that I have this faith that I can figure things out.”
There is a huge difference between having knowledge and having the capacity to know.
Between what you have already learned and knowing that you can learn.
YOU are not what you have learned. YOU are the inherent capacity to learn.
YOU are not your history. YOU are the capacity to create your future.
Any future you want.
Knowing that, knowing that you are not limited by, or beholden to, what has happened to you, what you have done, the choices you used to make, what do you choose next?
What will you choose to create when you finally see you have that choice?