"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible." - Authur C. Clarke
Innovation is a process of creative destruction. Radical change always involves collateral damage. There cannot be one without the other. But, those who have a steadfast unbending will can undoubtedly attain their goals eventually. Einstein famously said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Doing the same thing over and over again is easy. It doesn’t take a new thought or any more effort, which is why most people do it. Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher said in one place "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." and in another place he said “If you are defeated once and tell yourself you will overcome, but carry on as before, know in the end you’ll be so ill and weakened that eventually you won’t even notice your mistake and will begin to rationalize your behavior.” People who dare to go beyond the limits of our current existence are often bastardized by society. Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple of blessed memory, knowing our tendencies had this to say about the matter:
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. ... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. ... They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
The billionaire investor George Soros ends it all by saying “Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” The rich, the famous and the ancient philosopher all conspired to say the same thing. Speak with some positivity into someone's life today and behold the power of the mind over matter.
From all of us to all of you with love. The journey continues.......