Complacency: Safety or Laziness?

1. Get Comfortable with Ambiguity

3. Surround Yourself with Risky People

In today’s time, there are many well known risky solo brands that are innovating and leading the next generation of discovery, a good example being Elon Musk.


  1. Get comfortable with ambiguity (or the unknown)
  • People often stop seeking new things or stop trying to learn because they are uncomfortable with stuff that they don’t know. Thus they reach a state of complacency where they stop at the required learning and settle, but the more comfortable you are knowing that you don’t know everything, the more willing you are to start learning new things.
  • After you’ve started to get comfortable with the idea that you don’t know everything, then you’re next step is to start building natural curiosity. How? Just deep dive into things that you are interested in, take your time, take it in. Just let that curiosity roam.
  • People like Elon, who just have a risky solo brand attached to them are constantly trying to improve everything that surrounds them. The more you surround yourself with people with these types of mindsets, it’ll just rub off on you, and combined with the three traits above, you’re ready to learn.



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Valmik Rao

Valmik Rao

Just a 16-year-old trying to solve the world’s biggest problems…