Need the scoop? Sign Up for our Newsletter!RIGHT HERE
Get the Scoop!

blog

Weekly Update #44

 

Stay Connected

Join our community! Subscribe to get the latest news about the Venture Café Miami.

takes 5 seconds
100% privacy guaranteed. We promise!
February 5, 2018 0 comments

Pain is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional.

Sound familiar?

Not surprising. Particularly if you passed Philosophy 101, World Religion 200, or like most of us, have a parent who can give Confucius a run for his money.

One need not look far to collate a list of everyday occurrences, situational or systemic inequities that lead to suffering. But beyond our personal lives, this week we’re wondering, what is the value, if any, of suffering?

In the midst of organizational growing pains, a bad quarter, or a less than receptive market response to a new product, we are faced with an important choice: suffer or explore the alternative. Either option is available, indiscriminately.

Pivot with poise. Chart a new path. Create a new opportunity. Perspective is nothing more than a directional change of your focus.

Don’t mourn the dead. There’s a huge difference between an objective post-mortem designed to take stock of the pitfalls and implement best practices for future avoidance, and wallowing in misery. Fail fast and keep moving. Dwelling in the past prevents forward momentum.

Approach obstacles with fresh eyes. Remember being innovative, like creativity, “is about inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”

Pain’s value proposition is best measured by one’s response to it. Either harness the catalytic effect of failure as a springboard, or suffer the alternative. It your decision.

Perhaps we can entertain a friendly amendment: pain is inevitable, change is certain, and suffering, well that’s your call.

Cheers,

Venture Café Miami

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Stay Connected

Join our community! Subscribe to get the latest news about the Venture Café Miami.

takes 5 seconds
100% privacy guaranteed. We promise!