As artists & entrepreneurs, we stand alone, every day (actually every minute) right on the very edge of an unknown future which is hurling at us at quantum speed, waiting for us to toss caution to the wind and create great art, awesome music, inspiring scripts, amazing characters, important books and extraordinary products & services.
However, it’s at that moment, as we stand toe-to-toe with unlimited possibilities, that we are most afraid to take risks and try something new. Sadly, most often, that’s when we reach back behind us and grab hold of the past, and toss it out into our future like a safety-net, hoping that our past successes and experiences will protect us from failing.
Important because while our past work can be a sturdy shoulder to stand on, it’s never a blueprint for anything new. And really, there’s no better place to find anything new than right here on the edge of the future, where the field of all possibilities is staring us right in the face, waiting for us to make the next move, warning us to forgo mediocrity, tempting us to create art & commerce that really matter and challenging us to drum up the courage to not reach back but to lean forward into a future that beckons our best.