I’m 1.72 m high. And with that height comes a belief that I myself bought into: that my “natural” weight should be around 67 kg.
That’s a belief that I’ve held on to for years. And what has reinforced that belief is that I “normally” indeed weigh around 67 kg. Reality reinforces belief.
But in the past half-a-year or so, I got sick probably more often than a normal person would love to. And this morning, while exercising celebrating the end of a 2-week flu, the idea of weighing 67 kg flashes in my mind.
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The drive to be great is almost always intrinsic.
There are external rewards that motivate actions, but that’s purely the premise. Emotionally, I think it’s simply the urge to answer the questions of becoming better: can we do it better? can we provide a better product? can we really solve it?
And the drive is the excitement when we think about the possible growths ahead.
Innovation and progress are made by humans. And I think inventors, entrepreneurs, rule-breakers, innovators, … don’t do all the great things they did just b/c they think it’s the right thing to do. I guess they did it simply because of the thrill, the self-satisfaction that somehow emerges in their mind when they solve problems, discover and change things.
There is no choice. There is no deliberation.
It’s always about the road ahead. And so they are, always moving.
When we were a child, we grew up unconsciously – we neither resisted nor purposely accelerated the process (of course, our parents probably did the latter)
When we get older, growth now requires conscious efforts.
And this is probably the reason behind the widespread phenomenon: the older one gets, the more one resists change. Because as we get older, our ability to adapt naturally declines.
Change is a fundamental ingredient of growth. To fear change means to stop growing, to close our mind to a finer reality and to stop getting closer to truth.
Young people, by definition of the word ‘young’, are well equipped for growth.
But why so many of them decide not to grow, by not leaving any room for change?