This quote from an upcoming film really struck me. “I am wildly unprepared for this” -Luke Eldredge. (See the full trailer below)
We are wildly unprepared for anything worth doing in life.
I was starkly aware of this as my wife and I left our wedding reception and when I held each of my kids for the first time.
Every time I visit a new country or present to a group of investors, my mind races with how little I know of what to do next. No matter how much we prepare or have studied a map, if we are honest, we know that things will go wrong and we will encounter events we never could have imagined. Ancient sailors knew this well. That is why they placed a sea dragon on the map where no one had yet sailed.
There are endless surprises in any endeavor. And that is exactly how it should be. It is being in the unknown and the unexpected where we grow the most and stretch beyond our own abilities. We learn to depend on others and to rely on the kindness of strangers.
Here is a question. What are you wildly unprepared for today? If you can’t think of anything then it is probably time to start dreaming.