In his fantastic book Think Like a Black Belt, Jim Bouchard says: “The absence of fear is stupidity.”
Entrepreneurs must be stupid. They forge ahead boldly while smart people cringe with fear.
Entrepreneurs laugh at it. They love it. No amount of risk will stop them.
That’s the story if you believe popular lore.
Jim says that Black Belts exhibit courage in the face of fear. Entrepreneurs gain courage by minimizing the risk.
They shift it away. They share it with others. They manage it. They act once the risk is brought down to an acceptable level.
It’s calculated fearlessness, not an absence of fear. After all, entrepreneurs aren’t stupid.
Some people would just like to think they are. They’re the people sitting on the sidelines wasting their lives away.
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