You know the dangers of the dark side of the force. That is the path that leads to the emperor. But what you may not know, are the dangers of the light side...
Because that path can lead to mediocrity.
Sometimes we’re so worried about meeting the expectations of society, not offending anyone, or following the norm that what we create is pabulum. Making something amazing isn’t done taking the safe, predictable or easy route.
I will never forget the moment at 1 am in 1988 when I was watching Headbangers Ball and this video came on. I knew rock'n roll would never be the same again.
Genius like this doesn’t come from playing nice.
Think of the boldness of Steve Jobs launching the iPad in the manner he did. Do you really understand what a crazy idea Amazon.com was? The sheer audacity of Uber? Breakthroughs like these don’t come from playing safe.
There’s jazz dancing, then there’s the choreography of Sonya Tayeh.
Sonya's work comes from a dark place, but ultimately it creates light.
Sometimes to create something amazing, we have to dance with the dark side. Push the envelope, take the chance, risk failure ridicule and even condemnation.
Don’t be afraid to get dirty, get gritty, and tiptoe toward the dark side. Cause that’s where the breakthroughs live.