Whatever Makes You Nervous

dash by martin gisborneWhenever Michael Jordan gets on the golf course and his friends ask the stakes of the game–how much money they’re betting against one another–rumor has it that his stock response is: “Whatever makes you nervous.”

That’s what you should bet on yourself, every time. Not what makes you comfortable, but what makes you nervous.

Your muscles get stronger by running, jumping, lifting weights, by stressing them out, by pushing them, not by sitting on the couch.

Mario Andretti said famously: “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough”.

And the one-liners could go on and on… Point being that you’ve got to push your comfort level to grow. That goes for your photography, your filmmaking, your art, your vision, your business, your whatever.

You will not succeed if you do not take risks.

[thx for the flying shot martin gisborne!]

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