Irish writer George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Are you unreasonable? So many of us don’t like to rock the boat. We go with the flow. We might not agree with how things are happening, but we go along to get along.
It’s the way things are done.
But the people who change the world, did things their way. Dr. Barry Marshall used himself as a guinea pig to figure out that ulcers were not caused by stress but by a bacteria called H. Pylori and could be treated with antibiotics. When Queen created Bohemian Rhapsody, the music industry said it was too long to be released as a single. Too long to be played on the radio. But Queen persisted and it became an instant sensation that is known as one of the best songs of all time. When J.K. Rowling was writing Harry Potter, everyone said that no child would read a book that long. And she became one of the best-selling authors ever.
They didn’t do things the way they were supposed to be done.
Are we trying to fit into a story that society says is ours or are we blazing a trail? It’s scary to go against the grain. To disrupt. To stand out.
But that is the only way to be creative, to discover something new and to find the real you.
Be unreasonable. The world needs the progress that only you can provide.