I’ve walked up to a lot of people – I’d say hundreds – and asked them the following question.
“If I gave you a blank cheque, right now, and told you you would get whatever amount you put on it, what would you write?”
shallower younger ones made up numbers(a ‘gajillion’ might have been the most popular). The overthinkers rationalized and asked what the limits were. The moderate intellects thought about it and then came up with a number in some foreign currency. The people who wanted to seem smart asked me what I would write on it. But you know what the large majority said?
“I don’t know.”
And therein lies the issue with the way we think. It’s not the lack of ability or talent; resource or opportunity; it’s a seeming lack of ambition and direction. Continue reading