So here’s our last wisdom nugget concerning your purpose … You absolutely positively cannot EVER be afraid to ASK. Ask how you’re doing. Ask if you’re doing it right. Ask because you don’t know. Ask because you’re curious. Ask because you want to see a reaction. Ask sometimes because you’re bored – but ASK!!!
I heard something interesting the other day. Most human beings surround themselves either with people who like them or who are like them. This can be very detrimental to a leader and to you as the vision bearer of your dream. If everybody around the vision thinks alike then the possibility of raising a blind and arrogant vision is very high. If you’re constantly the smartest person in the room then you most definitely don’t have the right people above you. You have to be willing to bring in people who are smarter than you in one field or another. You have to be able to “hire above yourself” and then willing to work yourself out of a job.
The problem is that we fear asking because asking will mean that we don’t know and that might turn the world away from our vision. Well I have news for you my friend: People don’t invest in you because you know everything (at least the right people don’t). People invest in you because you have something special and they want to see it grow. So bring in people who will challenge your thinking and challenge your reasoning and challenge your direction – the trick is that all the while, they still must be people who are sold out to the vision but know that the end game is the same for every one of you.
The most important lesson I have learned about overcoming the fear of asking is this simple little one: YOU HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE AROUND YOU WHO ARE WILLING TO ASK YOU THE QUESTION “WHY”? Why did you start? Why did you fail? Why did you start again? Why will you succeed this time? Why do you dream? Why don’t you stop? Why should I believe? Without the why? There can be no vision. These people and these questions will keep you going long after the ember of the dream becomes a distant memory on the horizon.
So now you know that you must
and as long as you do that, you will be just fine! Because you will have set the best foundation on for the legacy you must leave for the next generation. And leave it you shall indeed.
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