Heads and Tails is the right way to say this common statement.
Heads and Tails…………….not Heads or tails.
Choose both sides of the coin – accept both sides of the coin…. keep both sides rolling around in your head.
I was reading a great article on Inc.com Magazine by Kevin Daum entitled Elon Musk’s 4 insights on Achieving true Greatness. Two of Elon’s quotes got me thinking.
(Elon Musk – Pretoria born billionaire entrepreneur – He is the founder of Tesla motors – the electric car company – Paypay founder and tons of other interesting stuff.)
The article is great – I’ve saved it in Evernote and Pocket – (2 storage apps we have spoken about before) – I enjoy rereading the quotes from time to time.
Two of Elon’s quotes struck me….
There are two sides to a coin:
- “Being an Entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring in the the abyss of death”
- “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary”
These are two opposing mindsets:
One very positive –
One very negative –
I agree with both statements. I think it healthy to allow two opposite mindsets to simultaneously roll around in your head.
It is interesting to note that they are said by the same guy.
I think he is right.
Keep flipping the coin. Keep moving forward – always considering the worst and looking for the best.
Recently one of Elon’s rockets exploded – he has reached out to everyone to learn and find out more.
He reached out on Twitter – asking critics, competitors, and friends for any constructive criticism and feedback.
A one sided coin has no value.