“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.”- Albert Einstein
Most people have a similar goal in life.
They want more money.
At a minimum we all want to be financially independent and the majority of us want to become filthy stinking rich. But the majority of us are simply in the wrong line of work to reach the pinnacles of wealth.
The truth is that Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Ariana Huffington, Jeff Bezos, Carlos Helu and virtually all of the other ultra-rich and mega famous entrepreneurs share the same profession.
They are (or were) creators.
The most profitable businesses and jobs on the planet are not found; they are created. Look at the list of famous people I created or research any of the richest people on the planet and you will find that the vast majority of them have created their own success from just an idea.
Massive success is most often found in creativity and the further outside the box the creator is, the more massive the potential.
Musicians, actors and writers are all obviously creators.
But so are the world changers.
Facebook didn’t exist until it was created, nor did Microsoft. Virgin Airlines didn’t exist until Richard Branson came up with the idea. Disneyland was a ridiculous dream until Walt made it happen.
In fact the vast majority of progress that was made throughout the ages was made by people who went against the grain, rebelled against current thinking and explored their personal creativity.
Aside from the potential for the creation of wealth pursuing goals of your own creation has another huge benefit.
Many of the world’s top advisors and business coaches tell us that if we want to be successful and happy we need to find our passion. It is no coincidence that it is far easier to get passionately engaged in achieving a dream that we have created. Afterall you are either creating your own dreams or you are helping someone create theirs.
If you want to be more motivated, excited disciplined and focussed in your life try creating your own vision of success rather than living to someone elses.
Todays questions are these;
How deeply are you exploring your own creativity and how committed are you to your own ideas? Are you moving forward on them or are you afraid?
My hope is that I can, in some small way, encourage you to follow your heart and learn to live your own personal dream.
Thanks for reading Success on the Far Side of Fifty and please stay creative.
The world needs your magic.