One of the fundamental equations of our self-narrative is: If I only had more support, I could accomplish even more.
Part of this is true. With more education, a stronger foundation, better cultural expectations, each of us is likely to contribute even more, to level up, to make a difference.
The part that’s not true: “If only.”
It turns out that every day, some people shatter our expectations. They build more than they have any right to, show up despite a lack of lucky breaks or a cheering section. Every day, some people stretch further.
You might not be able to do much about the support, but you can definitely do something about the stretching.
And practicing helps.
*Originally published on sethgodin.typepad.com
Seth Godin has written eighteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and, most of all, changing everything.
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