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[daydream believer] Why "You Must Believe first Before You See" does not work -- part1

I like to talk to the founders. If you are a person who starts your own company, I think you should have a mentor who is a founder. If you listen to many so-called founders, they have similar characteristics. One of them is to show them how to do it. I teach the SDGs to TigerMov and Clark High School, and since the SDGs are "backcasting -- initiatives to create the future that should be," we need to be able to see the future should be. Commonly, people who can see what should be are called visionaries. And all founders are visionaries. If you talk to young founders, you will find that many have not verbalised their vision, so visions are fluffy, but they still have a vision-direction. Many older founders have already arrived in their future, so they don't talk much about their vision (^^;). It's good to find a middle ground between the two.

Anyway, one characteristic that all founders, from the youngest to the oldest, have that I respect, is "to show". Founders come up with the craziest things. They ask their team to do it, but the team don't do it. That's because the team don't believe that they can do it. In my company's manual, there was (and maybe still is somewhere) a lesson something like this

You Must Believe first Before You See

But many people can't believe before they see it. Because they can't see a vision, they support others' vision. This is not a bad thing; a society with lots of supporters is a better society. We only need a few visionaries (^^;). Some of those who can see the vision become founders and show the vision to those who cannot see. Those who can't see don't move because they don't believe. To be more precise, the ability to believe seems to be a special ability that has enabled human beings to thrive, as explained by Homo Deus.

This story will be longer than I expected, so I will finish the rest tomorrow. I promise ;-)

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