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    Kim Gokce
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    Leader, Coach, Trainer, Servant
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    +1 678-361-4200
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    Atlanta, GA USA
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    You have to play to learn. You have to lose to master.
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when completely lost we can begin to win

Resilience in the face of adversity is often encapsulated in well-known sayings such as, “It is darkest before the dawn,” or the Japanese proverb, “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” These expressions serve as motivational reminders to persevere through challenges and setbacks.

However, I believe that the emphasis on motivation overlooks a crucial aspect of life and business. It’s not simply the Herculean effort, the late nights, or the “alpha” behavior that should be admired. Instead, it’s the willingness to persistently examine a problem when we’ve exhausted all known solutions.

Breakthroughs occur when we push beyond the boundaries of our experience or knowledge. It’s about venturing into the unknown, where our existing knowledge provides no guidance, and we find ourselves stalled in a place of ignorance. If a challenge is within our experience, we simply apply known solutions.

You are on the verge of creating new maps for yourself and others to follow.

The true magic lies in facing new challenges, humbly accepting our ignorance, and beginning the journey of learning and navigating the unknown without a map. As Confucius said, “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

So, the next time you feel discouraged while pursuing a solution or outcome that seems beyond your grasp, remember that this is precisely the moment you are stepping into the realm of growth and discovery. When you are “off the map,” it’s time to heighten your awareness, learn as much as possible, and prepare to master the unknown. You are on the verge of creating new maps for yourself and others to follow.

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