Would You Jump Off the Brooklyn Bridge Just Because All Your Friends Are?

 (watch till the end its only 25 seconds)

Oh man, my mothers words from when I was a kid are ringing in my mind watching this video.  Let's take a deeper look at this clip. The first kid is brave, he is the trailblazer, the next three are just goofballs, but that last kid is one big life lesson wrapped up in a toddlers body. The last one doesn't actually trip, he gets out of the tent just fine and then drops to the ground because thats what everyone else before him did it.  How many times in our lives do we find ourselves with our head on a swivel, looking to see what everyone around us is doing? Then we do exactly what they are doing too. Why? Because thats what everyone around us is doing!  Even when know what they are doing is wrong or a failure, we are compelled to mimic out of fear of being different. 

When I was a younger and debating what trajectory in life I wanted to take, a mentor (I don't think he knew he was a mentor) gave me some sage wisdom.  He said "It is a 100% guarantee that you will make mistakes in life, but learn from my mistakes and be bold enough to make your own mistakes"  

So thanks Tom, I've been enjoying making my own mistakes for many years now.    

Posted on August 4, 2016 .