Be Fearless Summary

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Be Fearless Summary by Mind Map: Be Fearless Summary

1. 1-Sentence-Summary:

1.1. Be Fearless shows that radical changes are more effective than small enhancements and urges us to be bold in trying to make progress.

2. Favorite quote from the author:

2.1. "Every truly history-making transformation has occurred when people have decided to go for revolutionary change." - Jean Case

3. 3 lessons:

3.1. To improve life for everyone, head for a revolutionary change and take huge risks.

3.1.1. America wouldn’t have been the first to land on the moon in 1969 if John F. Kennedy hadn’t boldly promised it even before the technology to do so existed. In 1961, he announced on national TV that, in less than a decade, the U.S.A. would accomplish this mission. His leap of faith rallied the country to achieve his ambitious goal.

3.1.2. Courageous goals help us overcome the fear that blocks us from doing great things. By saying you’re going to beat the odds, you grab people’s attention and take responsibility for what you’re promising. Once you give your word, giving up is no longer an option. Your commitment motivates you to work hard and find solutions to problems. An example:

3.2. Question assumptions and peek around corners if you want to find new solutions.

3.2.1. To make big bets, you need to defy assumptions. Changemakers don’t settle for answers like “that’s just the way it is,” they commit themselves to look ahead to see what the future holds.

3.2.2. An example:

3.2.3. Another example:

3.2.4. A third example:

3.3. Get out of your comfort zone and reach beyond your bubble, embracing the new and unexpected.

3.3.1. You can do just fine in your comfort zone, but if you want to be great, you must get uncomfortable. Nobody has ever accomplished game-changing work while feeling comfortable. An example:

3.3.2. Look beyond our own bubble.

3.3.3. Traveling to underrated places, considering unique partnerships, and involving people from different backgrounds in our work all bring us ideas and tools to change the game in our field.

4. Who would I recommend the Be Fearless summary to?

4.1. The 15-year-old who often thinks of the problems in society but feels there’s nothing they can do about it, the 20-year-old that wants to change the world, and anyone who wants to use their free time to make life better for all of us.