Did you ever have an idea but you didn’t share it because you thought people would make fun of you? That someone else or the group you were in wouldn’t like it? Perhaps you just didn’t want to be ridiculed or made to feel stupid…
Einstein said, “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
We protect our ‘ego’ usually for the sake of not wanting to look like or feel like an idiot. And yet in remaining quiet, we don’t protect ourselves, we merely ensure mediocrity. That fear of failure and fear of looking bad does not serve you in anyway except to hold you back and keep you from doing something amazing and changing what it is you want to change.
If you have a goal, dream, or something you want to accomplish, then join the ranks of history’s greatest thinkers, philosophers, scientists, and innovators who were all told at one time or another that their ideas were stupid and crazy.
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