First hand

08/27/2012

No amount of research or crowd polling or envisioning will ever replace first-hand experience. Sure, buy travel guides and reference materials and inquire of those who have walked your desired path, but expect to forge new trails when you take the plungeā€”it’s just the nature of life.

And while you’re at it, a helpful perspective shift might involve moving from “what can I learn before doing this that would mitigate my risk?” to “what can I do to share the most valable insight from this experience to those who need it most?”

Because with that simple switch, you’ve become a leader. Someone we look to and look up to and need.

You might not be the first, but you can certainly be the best.