“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs” – Vance Havner
In our last post, we talked about getting clarity around your values and vision. A sense of purpose provides the drive and importantly the energy to keep on going when we run into obstacles and challenges.
The other aspect of Elon Musk’s decisions which is fascinating to say the least is that he likes to take on challenges that are audacious and can have the biggest impact on humanity. In other words the stakes are high, the chances of failure are huge and defies predictable thinking. What’s his secret? – An approach called First Principles Thinking – which boils down to defining things to the their most fundamental truths:
Going back to my promise from the last post to share my bold vision and what matters to me – One of my audacious entrepreneurial mission is to create an organization that becomes a catalyst for benefiting humanity in the following three areas: human consciousness, human rights and human privileges. The projects this organization will take on is to support causes in the areas of world peace, arts, & science and spirituality in the human consciousness domain; healthcare, uplifting economic conditions for the marginalized & education in the domain of human rights; sustainable energy, climate change & preserving natural resources in the domain of human privileges. The values I envision that would run this organization will be excellence, fun, community and contribution. The annual Celebrating Mastery event is a step in that direction.