Do You Have What It Takes To Innovate?
An innovator is a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products. Innovators are creative people. Names like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates come to mind. But there are many, many more great innovators, and the three I’ll discuss today will surprise you.
Have you ever heard of Nick Holonyak? He invented the light-emitting diode that replaced Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulbs. How about Markus Persson? He created the game Minecraft. Or Christine Fleming? At only 30 years old, she invented the technology that provides high-resolution images of a living heart in real time. You can learn more about these innovators and others at The Futurist.
These innovators changed the world, but there are three more innovators who could do even more. The first one is YOU!
That’s right. You could be the next creative genius to change the world. Too often we falsely believe that it’s only other people who have the power to introduce new methods, ideas, or products. But you have the power. If you don’t believe me, check out these 14 tales of unexpected success.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, what race you are, or how much education you have. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. Anyone can be an innovator. Believe in yourself. Try new things. Take chances. Read. If you have a great idea, give it a try. You never know where it could lead. Never limit your belief in yourself.
The second innovator who could change the world is:
Okay, so I may not invent the next technological gadget that will change the world, but like you, I have the power to create something amazing. As a writer, blogger, and musician, I could write a book or create a blog that could help millions of people. Who knows, maybe I could even invent a new style of music. But that’s not all.
If I really wanted to, I could discover a medical breakthrough or build a new environmentally-friendly car. I have that power, and I like you, I should never limit my belief in myself.
The third innovator who could change the world is:
Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. Great achievements are completed when we work together. The greatest innovators work in teams. When great minds work together, we have more power.
Don’t lock yourself up in a room and play the role of the mad scientist or the tender poet. Share your ideas and creations with others. Don’t fear what others might think. Find partners and work with them. Alone, we have the power to change the word. But together we have ten times the power to change the world.
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