I ran across this video today and thought “I have to share this with everyone.” I have to share it not because it’s Steve Jobs but because we need more people who think this way. While it’s clear that there are still people out there who do think this way because we’ve had several awesome startups launch in the past few years, we must not become complacent.
There will always be things to invent or tweak or improve, but in order for that to occur we cannot just accept things are the way they are. This is the way entrepreneurs (should) think. However, I would like to extrapolate on one thing regarding what Steve said, you don’t need to necessarily start a company or be an “entrepreneur” to use this approach/thought process the most valuable employees think in this way too and you should always be looking for ways to make yourself indispensable to a firm.
Here’s to the crazy ones — the ones that will change the world.
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.