The simple willingness to improvise is more vital, in the long run, than research

The simple willingness to improvise is more vital, in the long run, than research

Research serves a purpose, but it doesn’t offer much when your plans and actions might change the data you’re researching.

Big visions require a willingness to step forward without seeing the whole staircase. They demand resourcefulness, thinking on the spot, and adjusting direction in flight. Everything else is a distraction, an attempt to seek comfort and security. When treading in new water there may be nothing to grasp but hope itself.

In such cases, seeking supporting evidence and data is futile. To Mavericks, sometimes even having the “facts” is not enough to curtail their willingness to try.

Mavericks, as you may have noticed, care less about the preexisting “odds” of success and much more about the journey of realizing their goals. That’s what allows them to innovate.

These individuals may not make the majority, but they still make change. They may not pay attention to the statistics, but they always influence them.

Maxim attribute: Rolf Potts

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– Kent

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  1. 9-19-2011

    You are seriously not only changing my life with such wonderful posts, but also encouraging me not to stop thinking differently. Thanks a lot Kent Healy. I owe you very much. 🙂

    • 9-20-2011

      You are more than welcome Ahmed. Glad to hear you’re pulling value from the posts. To a Maverick life.

  2. 8-17-2011

    This advice came at the exact right time.

    When your ideas aren’t well appreciated it’s easy to go back and crunch the numbers and fiddle with things to see if you can prove your point that way. But there’s no use if those people will never listen until you can prove it through action.

  3. 7-22-2011

    WELL SAID!!!! I love this – thank you.

  4. 7-22-2011

    Stop met mekkeren en verander de wereld(dus jezelf).

  5. 7-22-2011

    I would like to meet more Mavericks.
    We need more Mavericks to get things done.
    Everybody is pointing to each other and nobody moves.
    Reading your articles make me wonder`we are Mavericks and the rest are SHEEP` .

    • 7-22-2011

      Thank you Jos. Fortunately, Mavericks are all around us and they tend to be very connected to one another. Continue your search and you will find many Maverick counter-parts willing to support your quest for the uncommon. Just don’t continue your search in the usual places.

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