Make Your Own Way
Have you ever been fed up with your boss? The founders of America really knew the feeling! This article from Entrepreneur Magazine outlines some great advice handed down from 1776 from the minds of the dreamers of the Grand Experiment to the innovators of tomorrow.
So while you are sitting on beach or staring into the bright night sky today, remember that our independence was once just a dream. The thought of acting on that dream, against a global empire with nearly unlimited resources was, well, crazy. When you think that your dream will be hard to accomplish, you will be right. When you think that the companies already out there will be formidable, they will be.
But, against all odds, you can succeed if you band together with like-minded dreamers and doers. If you form the right team at the right time. Sometime it takes a little magic and once in a generation leaders and you can silence the people who told you it wouldn't work. You can make a new way.
As another American visionary put it 134 years after America declared to dream:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, at the Sorbonne in Paris, 1910