Back in the 1800’s a couple of genius scientists made a prediction.
Their prediction was that “science” had already more or less discovered everything.
Lucky for us, they were wrong.
This is pretty common.
Before they invented railroads, most “experts” scoffed at the idea that people could travel long distances in a short time.
Even physical accomplishments, like the four minute mile were thought to be impossible.
Until Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes.
Once he showed it was possible, suddenly everybody could do it.
Well, not “everybody” but you get the idea.
But the question is, why did those folks who ran a sub-four minute mile AFTER Bannister did it need to wait?
Why did they did to SEE it to BELIEVE it?
Bannister did the opposite.
He BELIEVED it first, then he achieved it.
One way is easy.
That’s the way most people live their lives.
They won’t believe ANYTHING unless they see proof.
But here’s the thing.
If you wait for PROOF that something is “possible” (or safe or whatever else you want proof of) then EVERYBODY will have that same proof.
And since MOST people will wait for PROOF, that means MOST people will only be able to do what all the other “most people” do.
And if you can ONLY do what “most people” can do, then you’ll GET the same thing that most people get.
Which, by definition, is average.
Bannister didn’t want average.
Neither did all of the scientists and entrepreneurs who kept inventing stuff even though the “experts” said everything had already been invented.
Doing that takes courage.
Doing that takes belief in YOURSELF.
Doing that requires you are capable of moving forward into uncertainty, without somebody holding your hand and showing the way.
It requires you LEAD. Not necessarily others, but your own life.
Funny thing is, even if you don’t WANT to lead others, if you lead yourself, plenty of people will follow.