I just finished re-reading the brilliant “Rework” (aff. link) by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, and 6 little words jumped out at me.
“Put a Dent in the Universe.”
It kicked up some thoughts and spurred me into recording this for you (quick summary below if you can’t watch or play the clip).
Just like you, confidence can’t exist in a vacuum. You need to use it and you need to apply it, either that or you lose it.
There’s this moment that happens when I’m working with people; I call it the confidence tipping point. This is the point at which your self-confidence reaches a level where you feel the deep need to do something with it, you feel the need to engage. It’s a part of the process that slaps a big ol’ grin on my face every single time it happens, because it means you’re about to put a dent in the universe.
The tipping point is where the idea of getting out there and participating in the world becomes utterly compelling, and beyond the tipping point is where the good stuff in life lies.
And that’s what I want. My “getting out there in the world” is taking other people to the confidence tipping point and beyond. It excites me like nothing else. So much so, that in my quiet moments when I dream BIG, I dream about taking the whole world to the tipping point.
So what kind of dent do you want to make in the universe? What happens on the other side of your tipping point?