If you meet the Buddha, kill him

This is the title of a book by Sheldon Kopp.

The gist is, “No one is going to save you. Only you can save you.”

Every time you think someone is the answer to your entrepreneurial prayers, kill that idea.

Maybe its an investor. Maybe its a operations person. Maybe its a customer. Whatever.

Don’t sit back and think, “Finally, I can take a back seat and chill.”

No one is going to take you to success. Only you can take you.

If you meet the Buddha, kill him.


Also published on Medium.

  • Jovana

    Funny this post come up just before my morning meditation, a little later than usual compared to other mornings.

    It’s interesting premise.

    My only addition is that Buddha is not the answer, practise is the anwser and practice is doing.

    So by simple analogy, no one can be the answer, but the answer can be relieved by means of continuous trying/doing/progressing.

    Have a lovely day Alan.
    🙂

  • jovana harkhu

    Funny this post come up just before my morning meditation, a little later than usual compared to other mornings.

    It’s interesting premise.

    My only addition is that Buddha is not the answer, practise is the anwser and practice is doing.

    So by simple analogy, no one can be the answer, but the answer can be relieved by means of continuous trying/doing/progressing.

    Have a lovely day Alan.
    🙂