Thursday, January 24, 2013

Innovation Doesn't Require an Audience, Just That You Do It

As the father of LEGO fanatic, science lover, and Mythbusters aficionado, I've listened to numerous rants fromy ten-year-old throughout his young life about the disappointment of failed experiments and projects.  Most recently, in a rain of tears, he divulged that his ideas don't matter to the world.  I explained to him that innovation doesn't require an audience, it just requires that you do it.  

The most memorable innovators are those that continue to pursue their thoughts and 
ideas no matter what happens or who stands in their way. Whether they go it alone or stand on the shoulders of giants of yesterday and today to reach even higher, true, pioneering innovators never give up.  

Innovators have a constant craving.  They live on the raw attributes of their original thoughts.  It's as if they are children in spirit, untainted by the rest of the world.  Perhaps not even knowing they are working for the greater good, the ultimate measure of an innovator's success is an outcome the makes this world a better place to live.  

We can all be innovators when we don't give up, give in, or let others sway us.  Are you ready to share your innovations with the rest of the world?