I want to talk about being crazy.
I get really motivated with this topic, because I feel that so much of our upbringing can knock out the crazy spirit and creativity that we all have, which gives us access to our genius.
It wasn’t that long ago, I was at a football game.
I was enjoying the game and a young child (he must have been all but 9 years of age) stood up in front of my section of the crowd, and he was doing his best to motivate the crowd to cheer more. We were all enjoying the spirit and following his instructions.
He was doing a great job, and all of a sudden his mother came flying down and smacked him. I was near enough to over hear her say ‘stop doing that – you are making a fool of yourself and also us’
I remember getting a sharp pain in my stomach and I started realising that this is where our ability to be ourselves begins to change. Moments like this, is where children start getting the fear of being a little different. This is what causes most to fall back into the status quo.
Even though it’s what I do today, It wasn’t that long ago that I had an extremely strong fear of speaking in front of a group of people. Watching this child’s parent communicate with him, helped me see where my fear developed.
And yet – anyone that ever does something amazing with their life, often has some craziness going on. Why?
Because they truly believe that they can make a difference. They truly believe that they can get out there and have a go.
And you know what? – even if you had an experience like the child I explained above – YOU CAN LEARN AND GET HELP AND REMOVE THESE STUPID FEARS.
I was reading an interview from Steve Jobs the other day – and I thought I would share this part of it with you:
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it.
That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again
Did you know that APPLE has a mission to serve the genius’ of the world? This is what drove Steve Jobs.
It’s true – this is one of their major advertising campaigns.
Please take the time to watch this as it’s an amazing ad campaign AND also an amazing message.
And so this week – we celebrate anyone that is a little crazy. I truly respect you and I expect anyone big enough, to step up, face a fear and make a difference.
Share with us any of your crazy ideas. We’d love to hear them.