Hey there little inner voice of doubt. Little Inner Voice Of Resistance. In this moment I recognise you. And I name you IVOR.
I want you to know I’ve heard you, IVOR. I’ve heard your concerns. I get that you’re afraid. I understand that you just want to protect us.
And I know that if I don't listen you'll just shout louder – or even pull the emergency brake.
Maybe you’re right. Maybe nobody will want to listen to us. Maybe we have nothing worthwhile to say. Maybe people will pour scorn on the things we make.
But let me ask you this, IVOR: what’s the worst that can happen?
Say nobody listens to us. How is that different from now? It's only by not making things that we're wasting our time. When we're making, we’re practising. And we value making things – even when it's just for the sake of it.
Say we do the work and people pour scorn on it. Well, that only means the work is meaningful. You see, IVOR, if something is worthless, nobody pays it any attention. So if people react, then they’re paying attention. That means they care. That means it’s worth something. Gotta have haters.
So much for your worst case scenario.
I've heard you, IVOR, now you hear me.
I’m tired of the way you keep changing your mind.
You're always looking for the easy road with no hills, no obstacles, no traffic... the road where the destination is easily in sight. But that road doesn’t bloody exist.
So you'd have us keep stopping and starting. Going a few feet one way, then a few feet back again.
Remember who's driving this bus, IVOR. Remember who decides where we go. Here's a clue: it's not you.
So come along for the ride. I promise it's going to be fun.
Just keep your little lizard paws off the emergency brake.