In “The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly” Seth Godin recounts the classic Greek story of Icarus, providing off the page thinking, aimed to change the way many, trapped by corporate and cultural myths, view themselves and their potential.
Three takeaways for a relaxing Sunday:
- Old Rules: Play it safe, stay in your comfort zone. Find a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down and don’t fly too close to the sun.
We’ve been trained to prefer being right to learning, to prefer passing the test to making a difference and most of all to prefer fitting in with the right people, people with economic power. Now is your turn to stand up and stand out.
- New Truth: It’s better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.
Moving to a new safety zone is like learning to swim. It is clearly better to have the ability to survive (and even have fun) in the water, but for a long time it is not comfortable. Recognizing that the safety zone has moved might be the prompt that you need to re-evaluate your comfort zone.
- Make connections, make a difference, make a ruckus, make a legacy.
Are you ready for the challenge of a new world?
Go on, give it a go. What have you got to lose?