In search of profound

I woke up this morning asking myself – “So, what is something profound you’re going to share as your learning for the day?”

Wrong question, I soon realized. I’ve learned never to aim for profound. Instead, I find it is better to just focus on something meaningful I’ve learnt. There are a couple of reasons this works better.

First, profound for whom? There are very few concepts that might seem profound for everyone. Instead of attempting to please everyone, just write for two people – yourself and one other person who you know reads your blog.

Next, it is hard to be authentic if you are working too hard to position yourself. I am no multi-million dollar entrepreneur or venture capitalist imparting pearls of wisdom. I am just a twenty something graduate student sharing what I learnt or observe. I’m sure this doesn’t work for many. It works for a few. That’s fine – they know what they’re signing up for.

Finally, if you put too much pressure on yourself, it becomes easy to just not show up. That’s part of the magic, too.

So, a note for this week – just show up, be authentic, and do what you can with what you have where you are. And, who knows.. every once in a while, you might just outdo yourself.