– Good morning Believe Nation,
today’s message is compromise.
轮到你了 瑞恩 高斯林
Over to you Ryan Gosling.
♫ I wake up every morning
♫ Espresso keep me going
♫ I wake up every morning
– I think compromise…
to the creative process, and it’s more about finding a way
to make those compromises
and not see them as obstacles.
Otherwise you can get really stuck.
I think that’s the only way to keep moving forward
and being creative.
– So this is an interesting message for this channel
因为 人们常说 为了目标而奋斗
because so often people are coming in, saying go for it,
别放弃 上吧 加油 而这个人说
never give up, go, push harder and here’s a message
And I think it’s actually when you look
at the most successful entrepreneurs
and the most successful leaders, it’s both.
It’s the genius of the and.
You will see that the most successful leaders
对于 “为什么” 都发疯似得执着
are insanely stubborn for the why
但在 “怎么做” 上非常灵活
but insanely flexible about the how
and this is where a lot of entrepreneurs will fall short
because you’re so obsessed about doing this thing
in a particular way that it may not work out
and chances are won’t.
Chances are that product that you want to put out,
people may not like the design,
they may not like the functionality,
it may not work exactly as you thought it would
and you need to tweak it, you need to change it,
you need to listen, you need to compromise.
But what you won’t compromise is the big vision.
What you won’t compromise on, is your one word,
your value right, like this is what you stand for
and that’s the line in the sand
and you’re not going to go over it.
Where I think most people are stubborn about small things,
I think most people are stubborn about the wrong things.
I think most people are so stubborn
that they hold themselves back
because they’re not willing to compromise
to get to the big goal.
What you need to have, is the ego
to believe that you can do the big thing, the confidence
and the boldness to go and chase that big dream
and then at the same time, the humbleness for the cause.
You can do this big thing, you’re confident
you have the ego to do it but the humbleness
to do anything needed to go out and do it.
Maybe that means you have to sweep the floors.
The great leaders will do anything
to move their cause forward, as long as it falls
within the lines of who they are
but nothing is beneath them.
They’ll get on the assembly line and start making products
if they need to, they’ll make the phone calls
if they need to, they’ll sweep the floors
if they need to.
And so, if you’re being stubborn about something right now
I would really challenge you to think,
“Does this actually matter?”
Because the most important thing is advancing the cause.
Stubbornness around the why, the mission, the cause
and flexibility around the execution and how to do it.
That’s my thoughts.
What do you think?
I want to know, in your life, in your business,
what is non-negotiable, what are you not willing
to compromise on, I’m curious.
Leave in the comments below, I want to see your answers.
I also want to give a big shout out to Jeff.
Jeff, thank you so much for picking up a copy of my book,
Your One Word, it really really really means a lot
to me man, appreciate the support.
Thank you guys for watching, I believe in you,
I hope you continue to believe in yourself
and whatever your one word is.
Much love and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning
for another shot of Espresso.
♫ I wake up every morning
♫ Espresso keep me going
What’s up Believe Nation.
To add some more perspective on this idea
of compromising, I’m going to put a couple more bonus clips
that I hope you’ll enjoy.
– I have no education, I had no high school diploma,
I didn’t even have a GED because I quit high school
halfway through grade 10.
I didn’t have a lot of options, I would be dishwasher,
a waiter, a custodial worker of some sort.
So I decided I might as well go and do something creative,
I decided to go to the comedy store, Laugh Factory
and The Improv, all of those clubs every night
and make my 25 bucks a pop, a set.
It was my version of being a waiter, it was a compromise
I decided to make.
Out of that came “In Living Color”
and out of that came touring, auditoriums,
It was a really creative time.
I was able to prove, that I didn’t have to be
an impressionist, that I had a personality of my own
and however abrasive it might be from time to time.
Long story short, all of it came from that compromise,
from that deciding to do what I didn’t want to do.
The things you can’t do or the things you’re
not allowed to do, like if the executives come and say
负责人说你不可以 无论什么 都是遥不可及
you can’t do that, whatever it is, it’s too expesnive,
you get angry, you get out of your mind about it
because you’ve been clinging to this concept
and this image that you have of how it should be done,
and invariably, most times,
after that storm has passed
and you actually sit down and go, okay,
we can’t do it that way, how can we do it,
you end up with something even better
than what was there before and you go,
你说 这就是宇宙 这就是它的运行法则
that’s the universe and that’s how it works.
It’s like relationships, it’s like everything.
The thing that is taken away, that you’re clinging to,
that you’re trying to fix and you’re trying to secure it,
make sure it doesn’t go away.
You think your life will be destroyed,
everything will be ruined and it’s just the universe going,
no, I have something better for you.
Just have faith, sometimes compromise is actually the way
to get to what you want
– I have a certain gene in my body that allows me
to understand what someone else is saying
when they say we want to sell a lot of these things.
Like I don’t see selling a bunch of something,
as the opposite of it being interesting, or important,
I’ve always seen it from both sides
and it’s a really interesting place that I’m in right now.
You do have to balance.
If you saw my iTunes playlist, I could have a conversation
with anybody at Stereogum or Pitchfork
but what I do with Columbia Records as the artiste
that I am with the records that I make
under the contract that I have, I’m taking all
of my influences and I’m trying to convert them
into pop music, that’s my job right now.
It’s not the only thing I can do,
and it’s not the only thing I will do,
but as long as I’m still trying to make pop songs,
I want to play by pop rules.
I want to listen to top 20 and figure out what’s going on,
I don’t want to fall behind.
I’m trying to take all the elements of music that I love,
that I’m well versed in and convert them
into music that a lot of people can get into.
I don’t know why I do that.
A lot of people can’t, a lot of people
find the compromise maddening.
I see it as another challenge
and I see it as another talent,
like the ultimate talent of restraint.
– All filmmaking is intelligent compromise,
that’s the whole process we go through.
I mean, Con will be able to vouch for this,
no matter what your budget, you never have enough time
you never have enough money.
It’s weird when you’re doing a huge film,
you’re in the same position you were,
when you were doing a tiny film.
And there’s a good reason for that,
you’re always trying to get as much on screen
as you possibly can.
And so whatever the box that’s built for you
by the economics of the project you’re always trying
to push up against those walls
and so you need help from your team
in terms of how arrange things
and how you make that work.
– Waking up every morning and compromising.
You have this idea, this ideal of what you want
to do that day and you then, you know,
it just gets stripped away and stripped away
and stripped away and stripped away,
except for those magnificent moments
when the cast does something that you couldn’t imagine
and you go wow, that is really awesome.
And then you immediately get a feeling
of dread, because you’re expecting then
as soon as you say cut, that someone will say
yeah, we missed the focus,
there was a boom in the shot,
there was an extra in the background, who tripped and fell,
whatever the thing is that ruined the moment,
that you may not get back again.