“I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'”
– Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End
We are only gated by our ambition. I was chatting the other day about my heroes and what I found so remarkable about them. I was recounting the first time I met Richard Branson, and what amazed me most was the way he thinks in terms of “Why not?”.
The guy realizes that airplane travel is terrible and that people want a fun and premium experience – next thing you know, he buys two used Boeing 747s and starts Virgin Atlantic. Which by the way, in my humble opinion, is the best transatlantic airline. Why can’t we have an airplane that flies from London to Sydney in a couple of hours, while as a passenger you get a chance to orbit in space? Boom… next thing you know, he starts Virgin Galactic.
Look at Elon Musk, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs – they all had a vision – they saw it and most importantly, they went for it. You might say, ‘Well easy for them, they all started multi-billion dollar companies and have been wildly successful.’ There is no doubt they had the vision, picked great markets, and were in the right place at the right time – most critically, they did something about it. Success isn’t born of good luck, it’s born of hard work and ambition.
I saw this quote by Ijeoma Umebinyuo, a Nigerian author:
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
We have so many good things happening at Tahzoo right now. We got started, and there’s more to start… let’s go!
Let’s go be great,