I saw an anonymous meme the other day that said, “If people don’t occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you’re doing something wrong.”
We should all be doing something outside the box. Blazing a trail rather than walking a well-worn path.
If you spend too much time doing what the experts recommend or what society says then you can’t make a breakthrough.
Author Shane Saw talks about how most U.S. presidents spent less time in politics than a congressman. And the most popular U.S. presidents spent the least time. They spent their life growing the soft skills that make leaders. The solution-finding, the rallying-the-troops, the communicating messages that inspire people to take action.
When we are so focused on one lane, we know all the rules we can’t break and all the things that are impossible. But when we are new on the scene, we just try things out without knowing they aren’t supposed to work and we may end up climbing the mountain.
So many best-selling books were rejected by countless publishers. So many successful people were fired, overlooked, told they were too big, small, short or tall. By the experts.
But they didn’t listen. And neither should you.
Scooter Braun, the man who discovered Justin Bieber from a YouTube video was down to his last coins when he finally created a successful business. And he says that, “The homes of success and failure are next door to each other.”
Anything is possible if you believe. Don’t imitate, create.
Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said, “Nothing can resist a human that will stake its existence on a purpose.”
What is your purpose? What is something you are trying to accomplish that makes people laugh because it’s so crazy?
It’s not crazy. You’re not crazy. You are bold and fearless and hopeful and strong.
Remember… someone created the alphabet. What can you create today?