We're constantly afraid of screwing up. Everybody tells us that this is never ever going to work out. The outside pressure from peers, family, friends and society can sometimes be devastating.
And everything we do only leads to more pressure.
The more and longer we work on our own stuff, the more eyes stare at us. Eyes that are patiently waiting for that moment that we finally screw up.
We're terrified of that moment. We don't want to screw up. Ever.
And the moment we screw up everybody (except us) will feel save again. People's worldview just got confirmed once again.
No one is able to break out of the 9 to 5 power point and excel treadmill. Never ever.
But then we realize something very powerful.
Something that might change our lives forever.
We finally screwed up!
Because the outside pressure has been taken away from us. Forever.
There are no eyes and naysayers staring at us anymore.
No one is interested in the stuff we're doing anymore.
From now on nobody will take us serious anymore. From now on people will underestimate us. Always.
And that’s the true beauty of screwing up.
From now on we can do whatever we want to.
We don’t have anything left to lose anymore.
All of the outside pressure and naysayers are gone. Forever.
From now on we're free. Forever.
To me, that's the true power of screwing up...