Beating The Odds
Oct 10 2010
We love stories and movies about people beating the odds. We love the high, the risk, the adrenaline, the rush, the underdog making it. We all want to be that person who beats the odds and we cheer those people on. I saw the movie Secretariat this weekend and what a story. Secretariat was a famous, record breaking race horse. I love horses. I used to ride horses and one day when the stars align, I’d love to be around horses again. What a sweet relationship between Secretariat and his owner.
I think this is why I am drawn to entrepreneurship and people who like to create something out of nothing. People who believe against all odds that what they are doing will change the world and take on the risk of not making it. It’s that passion that you wish you could bottle and release upon the many people in the world who are afraid to try something because they are afraid of failing or looking bad. It’s really scary to do things that go against the grain. To risk being alone. The anxiety in the pit of your stomach is there when you do something that might result in people judging you but you know in your heart of hearts that it’s the right thing to do even if you can’t fully explain why. You only know it’s right when you get to the other side and you win, or you get your freedom, feel the calmness, or you see/feel the fruits of your labor pains. And sometimes you lose, but when you follow your heart there really is no losing because you are true to yourself.
The following quote hit my in box today: 10/10/10 (this must be an auspicious day ) from Jeffrey Fry’s Potent Quotables and I took a risk I would never have thought myself capable of doing that might be a mistake or it might just end up being an expensive bit of fun, but time will tell. It felt right to try it out, and I look forward to the adventure. If it’s a mistake, I’ll learn from it, move on, and hopefully help others avoid the same mistake.
“If I could do it all over again, I’d make more mistakes.” –Mark TwainAuthor: Aruni | Filed under: entrepreneurship, movie reviews | Tags: horses, mark twain, secretariat | 3 Comments »