At work almost on a daily basis the thought comes up about an idea that will revolutionize the norm of today’s society. The intelligent minds of our corporate world get together in each others cubicles, meet in the hallway or even at the water cooler (how cliche) and discuss ideas that will one day enrich themselves.
The news about Myspace, Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, Deepak Vasandani at Roar Clothing, Andrew Mason at Groupon leads individuals such as myself and others like me to want a piece of that pie. There is a difference though between people like myself and others and this is what this post is focused on. From an early age, I’ve been on the quest to excel in the things that interested me and even things that did not interest me for that matter.
I have always been an excellent student and tried my best even at things that didn’t really interest me – History, Astronomy, etc. I just did what I needed to do, to be the best. I strived for the extraordinary and ended up starting my own company at the age of 12. There are people who look towards the future with a smile on his/her face as such a person is awaiting what the future holds for them. That person is me, and maybe it is you as well.
Its not how intelligent you are, its not where you got your education but it is what you do with yourself and the opportunities that you partake in that can make a world of a difference. We have several highly intelligent people at work who could possibly use their knowledge and skills and maybe even collaborate to come up with a genius idea. Anything is possible as long as you can dream it.
A few people come to my mind – CarlOCab, Syed Balkhi, Ian Fernando, RJ Rucker, Kashif and the list goes on and on. Maybe you haven’t heard of these people but each one of them is accomplished in what they do but at the same time they strive for the extraordinary. This is what separates “you” from everyone else. I’m not segregating anyone when I say “you” because I’m just speaking of a particular type of person.
In the end what it all boils down to is that you have to live, breathe and hope for success and if you couple that with effort and hard work then anything is possible. I look towards the techie greats for inspiration but I also try and do something it when I can. Dreaming is for dreamers, when you are a doer, you create opportunities to inspire others. Remember that!
Hope you all have enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts and be honest in telling me if you consider yourself part of this group of people that I have referred to or if you’re just “everyone else”.