Dear Friends of Destiny,
“What rules the world is the idea, because ideas define how reality is perceived” – Irving Kristol
It is an indisputable fact that in healthy climates, ideas rule and people with an ingenious mindset are highly respected. In politics, people are respected if they have money or ideas. But if they are revered if they have both. The importance of ideas can never be overemphasized. It’s because ideas make the world go round.
In our contemporary society, there are great innovations by entrepreneurial minds, who have been able to think outside the box and create products that have made the world a better place. For example, Henry Ford invented Ford Motors, Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, Bill Gates invented Microsoft, Thomas Edison is credited with thousands of inventions including the phonograph, light bulb, and telephone, and Henry Ukazu wrote a pioneer , Design Your Destiny – Actualize your birthright to success. What is unique about these ingenious minds is that they developed great ideas which they used to solve many problems for mankind.
Ideas normally start with thoughts. According to Lao Tzu, “Watch your thoughts, they become your words, watch your words, they become your actions, watch your actions, they become your habits, and watch your habits, they become your destiny. The moral of this quote is that ideas start with a single thought which, if handled correctly, can lead to great plans.
The beauty of ideas is that they create opportunities for creative minds. Creative minds are people who think outside the box. They have a growth mindset as opposed to indolent people with a fixed mindset. People with a creative mind are always curious. They are always eager to ask questions, they can be seen as problem solvers due to the value they bring to any environment.
It is generally stated that if you want more, you have to work harder and smarter by going the extra mile. Even in the workplace, if you need a promotion, you have to prove to your boss that you are doing more than the required work assigned to you. To do this, you must bring initiatives beneficial to your organization/industry.
This principle is generally applicable on a global scale where value is appreciated. Even in the workplace, the ability to be creative is really appreciated. Employers are always keen to hire people with creative skills. In schools, professors love students who put in extra work in their research work, coaches love athletes who put in extra hours training. If you add them up, you’ll find that it’s the little extra work you do that makes the big difference.
I liken ideas to seeds of greatness. When you have a vision statement, your mission statement will serve as a vehicle to make your dreams come true.
Ideas come to us in different forms. An idea can come from meditation, from interacting with people, from dreams, from a problem you’d like to solve, or from a change you’d like to see in the world. Fundamentally, ideas are manifestations of our inner passions and thoughts. This is why it is imperative that you write down your ideas when you have them.
This is how ideas work; we may be in the same class, but we don’t assimilate or understand the same thing, we can look, but we don’t seem to see the same thing. We may even be considering the same project, but we don’t have the same vision
It is widely accepted that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step in the right direction. You will also agree with me that a forest fire starts with a glow stick before it explodes. In the same way, great things happen with an idea. According to José Ortega, Thinking is the desire to acquire reality through ideas. “However, it should be noted that while all thought can be reasoning, not all reasoning is thinking. What makes all reasoning thinking are ideas. Ideas, indeed, are the fruits of our reflection.
One of the best things that can happen to anyone is to have people around them with big ideas, vision, resourceful mindsets, visionaries, and scintillating intellectual abilities.
In conclusion, I would like to ask a question; when you have ideas, how do you manage them? Do you write them down, share them with a friend, rejuvenate the minds, or just dismiss them? Whatever your position, just know that ideas come to us when we have developed the capacity to receive them. According to Abhusek kumar Sadhu if you have an idea, treat it like a newborn baby by treating it with tenderness otherwise it can get killed pretty quickly. Also, treat them gently as they can be bruised during infancy; treat them with respect, as they might be the most precious things that have ever entered your life; treat them protectively by not letting them get away; Treat them nutritionally by feeding them very well. Also, treat them antiseptically, not letting them become infected with the germs of negative thinking. And finally, deal with them responsively by responding, acting, and doing something with them.
Ukazu writes from New York. He is a coach in human capacities and in a state of mind. He is also a speaker, youth advocate and creative writer. He works with the New York City Department of Correction as a legal coordinator. He is the author of the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright To Success and President of gloemi.com. He can be reached via [email protected]