Do you know who Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Sara Blakely, Mother Teresa and the Wright Brothers were before they became famous? They were Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Sara Blakely, Mother Teresa and the Wright Brothers.
Are you confused yet? So many times we want the glamour that comes with these famous people. We want the world to see use as the geniuses that we are. We are creatives who have ideas that will change the world if the world will just give use a chance. But the world didn’t give them a chance. Those who want to change the world globally or locally have to live a life of discipline that will give the world a chance to know you. In short, give the world a chance to know you.
Each of the named above persons thought their idea was good enough to make their life better. They were determined to make their imagination a reality. Henry Ford didn’t just get up in the morning and poof an assembly line of model Ts existed. It took years of mistakes and financial backers quitting to make what we know today as a work of genius. Sara Blakely didn’t have enough money to create a patent for Spanx so she bartered with a lawyer to make it happen. The Wright Brothers started with a designing better printing presses and bicycles and then moved to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and after many failures started the aviation revolution.
Household names are household names because they worked long and hard enough to produce something that gave the world a chance to notice them.