Guide For Youths and Leaders In Liberia – Part 8
Henry Ford was an illiterate but invented the Ford Motor. Thomas Edison with less than three months of schooling became the world’s greatest inventor. He invented audio visual equipments and the incandescent light. Creative thinking and invention has nothing to do with ones race, gender, religion, culture or country. It has nothing to do with your level of education or whether you were an A student or an F student in school.
If you want to give the world something that it will reward you for, begin on a quest to solve problems for others or to efficiently fill the needs of others. If you give enough people what they want, you will always get what you need. And so in your quest to become an inventor and a success consider everything that you see, feel and experience in your surroundings with a different attitude. Analyze everything for its quality, quantity, price, convenience, looks, and the needs of past, present, and future users. Invention as you have seen does not always have to start from scratch. Things sometimes just need to be improved, and people would be willing to pay a great deal of money for the improvements that give them satisfaction.
You do not need to be born with any special gifts or talents for you to be able to step out of the box and do something worthwhile so that you can reap the benefits just like the other great personalities before you. It all starts with desire. If you desire to step out of the box you can begin right now. To step out of the box will cost you absolutely nothing but the simple decision to step out. And once you decide to do so then your quest will begin. Stepping out of the box is no more than creativity. If you want to make a difference in life you must become creative. The world is waiting and looking for creative people because it is these people who provide the means to move us all forward.
The few, who have decided to work and plan a system for their success, are those ones who rise to the level of greatness and are the envy of the majority of the people in the society. However, these people have prepared themselves to build and work their system with one goal in mind and that is to make the sky their limit.
Do not get caught up in the way things have always been because that is the worst formula for failure. The fact is that for you to be able to rise above what is seen to be the norm you will have to step out of the box. By “the box” we mean the way the normal people see and analyze things. The reality is that most people in the world today look at the world from a negative point of view, or from the perspective of allowing others to make decisions for them as if they are not capable of doing it for themselves. To go along with what the world sees as being normal is to see the world in a color that is different from what it really is. Just because a majority of the people has the same opinion about the way that life is does not necessarily mean that they are right. Learn to see things different from the way others see them.
When you decide to step out of the box, you will be putting yourself in the position to give Liberia and the world another step forward. The world is looking for people like you and will give you great honor because you dared to be different. In essence, a person who steps out of the box steps into a world of research. Once you begin to search, your view of the world will become totally different from that of the average person. Your mind power will begin to increase dramatically. Once your mind begins to change, then and only then, will you be able to change your own life and personal situation.
There is this saying that where there is a WILL there will always be a WAY. The moment that you make the decision to put on a new perspective and outlook on life, the WAY will be opened and your search will begin and eventually you will succeed. So if it is success that you desire, then I urge you to make the decision and change the way that you view the world so that you can be able to see the world in its true color.
(Chealy Brown Dennis is a motivational speaker and offers training in leadership, business development, creative sales and marketing, strategic planning and team building. He also offers workbooks, on-location and train-the-trainer formats for leaders, managers, businesses and organizations. He can be contacted through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 0886-264-611 or 0776-545-394)