Frustrated with the English education system, billionaire James Dyson established his own University.
When doing so Dyson said, “Whether I’m hiring someone who is 22 years old or 42 years old, I find most people are over read and under done. The greatest learning comes from trying and failing, not reading.”
It took Dyson 15 years and 5,127 attempts to invent his bagless, cyclonic vacuum cleaner.
We’re born to take risks. If we weren’t prepared to fall flat on our face, we would live in a world full of bum shufflers where no one had ever taken a chance to learn to walk.
There are many dangers in life, but one of the biggest is safety, because you risk far more by not risking anything.
Moderation is for the fence-sitters of the world who are too afraid to make a difference.
Playing it safe is mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise and doesn’t make anyone happy.
It’s for those who run the race to mediocrity, too afraid to laugh or cry, and too afraid to live or die.
As my friend, author and former world champion trampolinist Dan Millman says, “Moderation is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew.”
– No man goes before his time. Unless the boss leaves early.
– Today I saw a documentary about beavers. Best dam show I ever watched.
– Last week a Japanese rail company issued a statement apologising for a train leaving 20 seconds early.
In England, trains regularly run more than 20 mins late accompanied by an automated, insincere, tannoy message apologising for “any inconvenience caused”.
Its revealing that the anagram of England’s “National Rail Timetables” is “all trains aim to be late in”.
Live big & love deep.