In a time where families feel split across the dinner table by current politics, one against another like players on a football field ready to attack; instead of acting like someone who is blind to the situation, hoping it will go away, why not instead help paint a better picture for the future?
If we live in a multiverse, which science suggests to us, then there are an infinite amount of possibilities for how all of the changes taking place in our life right now will play out. And what is stopping us from believing that many of those possibilities won’t prove to be positive or wonderful? It’s no one other than ourselves.
In Adam Grant’s TED Talk on The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers, he presents how people that not only have good ideas but take action to champion them are one of the key defining differences between what sets someone apart in being truly a creative and successful original thinker, versus those who take no action at all. Adam backs this up for us with scientific research that original thinkers understand that starting a company that fails is as much of a fear of failure to them as failing to start a business at all. With either outcome, they would have failed to maintain a business. It’s the drive to take action that sets the original thinkers and their success apart from those who just continue to watch from the sidelines doing nothing at all.
If you have an amazing business idea to present to the world, why is now not as any good time as any? If you feel you can make a difference in shaping our future, why not start shaping it now to help improve it for all? Embrace your passions, your true convictions, and those wondrous ideas that keep you up late at night. Burn the midnight oil on what drives you. Now is as good a time as any.
Take an active action in helping shape our world into the one you want it to be. To help motivate you towards that goal, I leave you with a little inspiration from Jack Kerouac:
“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…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”