Do You Captivate the Crowd?
Do you captivate your crowd? Many people look at Bill Gates or Steve Jobs as revolutionaries in the field of technology. Whereas Microsoft was able to take software applications and make them more useful and powerful, Apple was able to create products that make people’s lives easier and more accessible than ever. Thanks to these two companies, you can literally write a post using a freeware modified Microsoft-created office program on an Apple computer and publish something that could inspire someone else thousands of miles away that you’ll never meet in person! For a business, this means global awareness of a brand with very little effort, in many cases.
Innovation Is What Changes the World
People get into habits, and then habits lead to ruts. When you’re in a rut long enough, you’re going to end up getting stuck, and that’s where most of the world is today – stuck. Though there could be easier or better ways of doing things, most people don’t actually look for them. They’re comfortable in their rut, being stuck, and nothing is more important than that.
In order to change the world, as Gates and Jobs did, you’ve got to be innovative with what you’re trying to provide people. Does what you have to offer better people’s lives in some way? Is it going to be affordable for the average person right away? Will it provide other levels of value in some way that can help a life hold more perceived or actual value? Think about how many people own an iPhone right now and what they can do with that phone – that’s innovation in the cell phone industry. What innovation could you make within your own industry?
Innovation Starts By Turning Things Upside Down
If you are able to dream big, be passionate about what you do, and set realistic goals that you can accomplish, then you really can accomplish anything! In order to be innovative, you’ve got to be willing to turn everything you know upside down so that you can start fresh, from scratch. You must focus on quality because people are going to be focused on you. If you aren’t willing to put in the work to back up the value that you’re claiming your dreams are going to be able to provide, no one is going to want to participate!
Heed the Lessons of Failure
It is easy to get discouraged when you don’t find success right away. Though something might be a failure now, however, it is also a lesson that can be learned on the road to success. So what if it didn’t work out the way you thought it would this time? Now you know that you can make Version 2.0, Version 3.0, or even version 1001.0 better than then last version thanks to the lessons you just learned. Work hard, pursue your dreams passionately, and eventually you’ll get there. Will you make billions of dollars after you get there? Maybe… but probably not. There is more true value, however, in knowing that you were responsible for helping someone in some way that day.