by Drew Stevens, Ph.D.
Skeptics always take me aback. They provide opine on issues that they never try but desire to discredit. They tell you how crazy or how stupid or what a waste.
Yet if you look at history, our entire ancestry is based upon crazy ideas. Such examples include Capt. Standish and the Mayflower, Benjamin Franklin during the American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Henry Ford and the assembly line, Thomas Edison and electricity. Many called them nuts but they established paths of new direction and thought.
The next time you have a crazy idea, go with it. Do not listen to unsolicited feedback; follow your heart. If you are passionate then follow the path to where it leads you. Stop listening to naysayers that don’t like risk, don’t engage in forward thinking and don’t have courage. Look within and believe your crazy idea leads you to higher levels of achievement. As Steve Jobs used during his product launch upon return to Apple, “Here’s to the crazy ones.” So go crazy!
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