Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and one of the internet pioneers, Jean Case offers a novel outlook to initiate an extraordinary breakthrough that can change the world. Through personal anecdotes and sharing the experience of renowned personalities like, anthropologist Jane Goodall, investor Warren Buffet, or celebrity chef Jose Andres, Case discovers the underlying quality in their journey to success, as bravery and fearlessness. If you want to make a difference, Be Fearless will guide you to be the change the world envisions.
For us humans, the sudden instinct to take an action may subside after short hiatus. Thoughts like: “I really want to do something, but it’s risky,” and “How can, I change the world?” discourages you to climb the ladder of success. According to Jean Case, the five principles that directs you to embrace courage are to make a Big Bet, take daring risks, acknowledge your failures, widen your horizon, and let determination conquer fear. Think big to be the harbinger of a new era. It’s the strong assurance given by US President John F. Kennedy that made human dream to land on moon a possible feat. This is the notion of Big Bet, the author intended in the five principles to achieve success. Tech giant Elon Musk has made the Big Bet of Mission Mars, in making Mars habitable for human species by 2030. Similarly, small acts of kindness can have great impact, like the example led by Rachel Sumekh, a normal student at UCLA who started an organization called Swipe Out Hunger to fill the empty stomach of millions of students.
Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Change is the only constant in life.” So, use your time and resources to be the cause of a remarkable transformation. Breaking discouraging thoughts and daunting comments is the foremost step in accomplishing the Big Bet. David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal are two individuals who didn’t pay heed to the dispiriting remarks like, “You can’t change that, it’s impossible!” only to establish the highly successful online company Warby Parker, worth $1.75 billion. Achieving the Big Bet also inspires you to foresee the future. Success entails you to step out of the comfort zones and take chances and bold risks. The adventurous and daring life of Eliza Scidmore, the first female board member of the National Geographic Society inspired the author to move forward, who herself was the first female chairman of the society. Bypassing the gender prejudices and stereotypes led both women to carve a niche for themselves in the world.
“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary” said American entrepreneur Jim Rohn. It is important to learn from the examples set by others and be willing to take chances. Even scientist Thomas Edison utilised the resources of his predecessors for the inventions, and often referred himself as “more of a sponge than an inventor.” Make failures your green light to move further on the road to success, and not the red light that stops you from progress. It was relentless effort that made people like Thomas J. Watson, the IBM founder, investor Warren Buffet and many more, achieve their goals in life. X lab scientist Astro Teller’s TED Talk on the necessity of failure, titled “The Unexpected Benefit of Celebrating Failure” echoes that failures are success in progress.
Step out of your bubble to discover wonders around you. This would change your perceptions and throw a new light to observe, understand and appreciate things. US cities like Detroit and Pittsburgh were assumed to be on the process of degeneration. But companies like Ford and Uber opened new possibilities, investing a large sum of money in these cities. Spike up your curiosity until you settle for the best because it opens the door to future. It was the unlikely partnership forged between NASA and Lego that made ISS and astronomy a student-friendly interactive course in the classrooms. Similarly it was a suit designed by a seamstress that proved useful during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
World famous chef Jose Andres gives a new definition to the American dream, where it’s no longer about living in luxury, but about finding success by helping the distraught and needy. Respond to crisis and trust your instinct to take an action. Surpass your inner fear and use your passion to its advantage to make world a better place to live in. Over analysing and overthinking a situation may sometimes end on a negative note. Stop waiting for the right moment, instead embrace the principle of carpe diem to seize the day and follow your heart wherever it takes you in the pursuit of success.
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