None of us is the custodian of the universal mind such that he can claim absolute originality and ownership of any idea. If you don’t implement the idea in your heart, someone else will and you’ll keep pointing fingers at how your idea was copied. Who cares it was your idea?
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates enjoy massive business success as legal cases on how they implemented the ideas of someone else pile up dust in the corridors of elusive justice.
Few of us care how the fringe was made, we just store food in the fringe. Few of us care who invented the car, we just drive it. Few of us care how Airbus is made, we just fly in it. Few of us care to know the formula of coca-coca, we just drink coke. Few of us care how the phone is manufactured, we just use the phone.
Whatever baby steps you need to take, be on the move. Directional move, I add. As Albert Eisten observed, life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Ultimately no one takes you seriously based on what you say but everyone takes the doer seriously. If you attain critical momentum in a directional manner, you’ll certainly breakthrough in whichever endeavor in this life. Life rewards strategic executors not philosophical thinkers.
Socrates gave no consideration to the business side of his lecturing career. I don’t envy him. I wouldn’t want to lecture on an empty stomach. Your purpose in life should feed you. Man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God – Ecc 3:13.
While we celebrate Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of telephone, the real brain behind telephone was Antonio Meucci. Although U.S. Congress recognized Meucci as the telephone’s rightful inventor in 2002, Meucci died poor 113 years earlier.
With limited education, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison made use of great scientific brains to produce some of the most revolutionary solutions. While the two were billionaires and positively influenced the world in many ways, names of many scientists and engineers are hardly mentioned including those who worked tirelessly in Ford’s and Edison’s factories.
Many inventors never monetized their inventions. Many singers don’t understand the business side of the music industry. Many talented people in graphic design struggle to make ends meet. Several eloquent people with high I.Q that don’t position themselves for opportunities in mass communication.
In the words of President Calvin Coolidge, ‘Nothing in this world will take the place of persistence and determination. The world is full of educated derelicts, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent and unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.’
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Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga
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