Dare to D-A-R-E

I have instigated this trick to D-A-R-E. And, I use it everywhere. The post is the baby of the same pattern I love and use almost everyday.

D-A-R-E : Discover

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” 
-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Every situation requires some digging. There’s a lot of fruitful information out there. In today’s day and age, assuming a conclusion is pretty damn naïve. So, do your research. I’ve faced situations where the result has been a total paradox of what I expected. It’s important to know what you’re getting into and understand if it’s going to be worth it.

D-A-R-E : Attempt

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
-Vincent Van Gogh

I love this quote. Attempt is everything you really need to do, because if you don’t attempt, you aren’t getting anywhere at all. So, just do. Put your discovery in action and breathe it out. (…not as easy as it sounds.)

D-A-R-E : Review

“Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.”
-Plato

Now that you’ve taken the plunge and taken your first attempt to put your discovery into action, it’s time to analyze it. And, the key is to be honest. When we put too much effort to attempt, we forget there is a huge chance of failure. And often times you try to deviate that failure into a hallucination. DON’T do that. That’s just going to ruin everything. Instead, accept and learn from it.

D-A-R-E : Execute

“The good thing about execution issues are that they are within our control.”
-N. Robert Hammer

^True that. So, what’s next? Your reviews show you’ve failed? Fine. Go back to discover. You succeeded? Just one thing for you to do — execute, just get going! :)

I’ve personally fallen off at various stages of the D-A-R-E, but that doesn’t stop me from D-A-R-E-ing again. In fact, if I hadn’t discovered, attempted, reviewed and executed this whole D-A-R-E pattern, this post wouldn’t have existed. That’s the only real principle to preach here: Dare to D-A-R-E.

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