“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs
Are you crazy enough to change the world? This is one area I can resoundingly scream "Yes!!" without hesitation.
Being an entrepreneur is already a step in that direction. You already think differently and are ready to act differently than the masses. There are people who would already tell you that you are crazy for even just being this.
I love working with those who want to do something different which has never been done before. Creating those huge visions and then figuring out how to make them happen is pure enjoyment for me. One of my principle targets is to be the first entrepreneur on the moon. Think that's crazy? Even if you do, I'm good with that.
It's the crazy ideas which change the world.
Christopher Columbus saying the world was round and being willing to prove it by sailing off what many thought was the edge of the earth to discover new lands.
Thomas Edison working endlessly to create an electric light bulb to bring a safer and more effective form of indoor lighting into use.
Alexander Graham Bell wanting to invent a way you could talk to someone without being in the same room as them.
Henry Ford creating and embracing the assembly line system to make automobiles affordable for the masses.
Steve Jobs knowing the power of creating a personal computer which everyone would want to have in their home.
All were called crazy at one point in their lives. Did they change the world as everyone at those times knew it? Yes.
I reframed being called crazy as a good thing. It means I am on to something if it is such a stretch for most to think it is even possible for that idea to happen. It also motivates me to create just that 'crazy' vision.
When you have a vision outside of what most believe is possible, embrace it, nurture it, work on it. Keep in mind, most great ideas were only a crazy dream at one point... and one day you too may be viewed as a genius!
Do It Different!
The Maverick Millionaire®
P.S. This is one of my daily Maverick Moments which is part of my Maverick Membership program. If you want to learn more about being a maverick watch the video below or read how here.