Traditionally, when we think of a disruption, the natural associations are of something that sends order into chaos. An article of some kind; that soils, spoils or ruins a system or program, turning it for the worse. We’ve entered a new paradigm where the status quo is no longer sustainable. Things have to change, progress and grow; life isn’t stagnant, so why should ideas be?
Disruption led Louis Pasteur to find cures for small pox, it led George Washington Carver to find over 300 uses for the peanut in the 19th century, it led people like Elon Musk to believe that hybrid automotive engineering was not just for trade shows and comic books.
I don’t think any of us believe we were born just to be dutiful lemmings. Happy to remain trapped on the hamster wheel, simple cogs in the wheel. We are all UNIQUE! With gifts, talents and ideas that the world (and yourself) deserve to experience and enjoy. We often talk about social responsibility in the context of recycling, or lowering our carbon footprint; but what about our ideas, passions and abilities? Don’t we have a responsibility to explore these as well? Those sketches in the drawer, that site you wanted to start, the self-tying shoelaces….whatever it may be, you owe to yourself (and maybe the rest of us) to give it a try.
Rock the boat, make a stink…DISRUPT! We’ll all be better for it.
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
All the best,
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Thank you for your inspiration!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Loved it so much I had to post it on my FB and blog!
Thanks for the post Jay. I have been feeling like being disruptive lately but usually resist the urge. I especially liked the quote from Peace Pilgrim. A life well worth reading about if you want to see what a disruptive idea can accomplish. Thanks for the boost.
“If you realized how powerful thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought”. I beg to differ! What a way to go… A ‘STORY’ came to my mind:- Alice in Wonderland – and the Cheshire Cat – grinning from ear to ear – you can poke his tummy –
Jay, I am completely and utterly mesmerized by your … train of thought … (I do not care about the word ‘Blog’) and am giving you my thumb up – 1 person likes it.
Each of us has much more hidden inside us than we have had a chance to explore. Unless we create an environment that enables us to discover the limits of our potential, we will never know what we have inside of us – hence, let us rock the boat … make a stink … it is, after all, OUR indisputale DOMAIN = WORLD.
Peace to you Pilgrim – Krystyna.