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,