Helen Keller made a profound statement that influenced an article I recently read from Harvard Business Review: “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” The title of the article, Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur, is the theme of many entrepreneurship programs, but most especially at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, taken into the non-profit world or displayed through capitalism. It is no different in either world: “I have a dream, I can do it better, I can make an impact or change something for the better, and I will do it because if I don’t someone else will, and it may not turn out as good.”
So the author says:
If you’re not creating the future, then someone else is, and that someone else will change the face of the world as you know it. But that’s not the greatest danger. The greatest danger is arriving at the end of our lives and feeling like we haven’t really lived.