In Christianity and the study of the scriptures there is this concept called progressive revelation wherein the reality of truths that are originally shared earlier in the scriptures are revealed to be more clear, more full in their understanding later.
In other words, what was once hinted at or barely even intimated or implied is later seen to be concretely understood and fully realized.
Every baffled new parent goes searching for answers in baby manuals. But what they really offer is the reassuring fantasy that life’s most difficult questions have one right answer.
Sad… but true. Even as we walk through our 3rd newborn… Google is just a few clicks away to answer every burning question that we might have.
The variations used in this scene are amazing to watch:
When you’re mission-driven you come to realize that there are a lot of “freedoms” that you willingly choose to give up and even sacrifice in order for the mission to be accomplished.
This is more visceral and obvious when you’re targeting something physical or if you’re trying to reach an real, tangible, destination.
One of the most important things that I’ve learned when it comes to building technology products, especially at the super early-stage, is the reality that designing a real MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is incredibly difficult to do.
One of the first tweets that I ever “liked” was this one via Aaron Levie:
A friend of mine is going through a divorce and we spent some time together talking through it. Or, perhaps, I just listened… a lot.