As promised last week, here’s my next short summer thought, again on the Tour De France:
As the Tour heads to the Alps, one thing is obvious: In flat stages, riders can be winners for a day. But if they really want to create a gap between them and their competitors, they have to be strong in the mountain stages, they have to go uphill. In the steep climbs, those in good shape can create the basis for winning the complete tour. Those that aren’t among the strongest at the most difficult stages will lose so much that they for sure won’t be amongst the winners overall.
I like this analogy.
Succeeding at the easy jobs, getting the low hanging fruits will not give you a sustainable advantage over your competition. Going where it hurts can.
It’s not a guarantee to be successful, but if you don’t it’s a guarantee for not being successful.
Any entrepreneur working Monday to Friday nine to five probably won’t create the next breakthrough startup. Anyone searching for an idea without leaving the comfort zone won’t invent the next big thing.
If we just go with the flow, we will be stuck in the flow. With no advantage over those flowing along with us.