Stuff We Love: Go Ahead, Look Like a Fool

August 25, 2016 Big Think, Ethan Hawke

Don't be a fool, they say. You're being foolish, they say.

Blah, blah, blah, blah. 

If you're too worried about looking like a fool to others because of the ideas you have, you're going to get way too caught up to execute anything. 

Sure, everything has consequences and everything needs at least some modicum of a plan. But you can't get too wrapped up in all of that. Being wrapped up in all of that means fear of the unknown. It means planning too much for things that haven't (and might not ever) happen. It means being too scared to take the first step. 

What's the worst that could happen? Someone might say no to your idea. But like your mom told you in grade school, if you don't try, you'll never know. 

Ethan Hawke and Big Think want you to think big. If you get too scared to even try, then what will you do?

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