We’re All Just Making It Up As We Go

You wouldn’t know it from all those TED Talks and podcasts. For those of us on the outside, it often seems like successful people have had everything figured out forever.

But they don’t. So don’t think you have to have it all figured out just yet, either.

I listened to the Tony Robbins podcast on the way into the office this morning and heard a conversation with Joe Gebbia, who co-founded Airbnb. They launched SIX different times before it finally stuck.

They thought the attraction was literally air mattresses. Then they thought it was cereal. They were up to their eyeballs in credit card debt, trying to keep the doors open—and now they’re a US$30Bn company.

As I was listening, I realized something. We’re all just making it up as we go. You know what you’re hearing when you listen to successful entrepreneurs talk about how they got where they are today? You’re listening to them reflecting on their past with that 20/20 hindsight vision.

We’re all just making it up as we go.

(source: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/podcasts/airbnb-art-resilience/ )