How many times that you found yourself surrounded by negative people that seem to have one purpose in life which is to make you feel down and lose faith in your purpose?
In life there are 2 types of heroes: “The Preventer” and the “The Savior”.
Saviors are those who do the fire-fighting and do their best to save the day with the least damages possible…While Preventers are normally those who do their best to prevent problems from happening.
Unfortunately it’s very hard to determine if something was “definitely going to happen” but it’s very obvious to “see it happening”, So The Saviors often are the recognized ones and most popular while the preventers are mostly un-credited for their work which is sometimes more impact full and sometimes even harder than it looks.
With this logic in mind, when choosing to be the hero of your company, you may tend to look for the rewarding part, which is choosing what is recognized the most, now I must disagree with those who chose that path when they can actually do the opposite and truly “save the day”.
This week’s tip is dedicated to those who has the innovators & entrepreneurs’ spirit in them… regardless of what they do in their life.
People will tend to tell you that what you’re doing is stupid, until you prove them otherwise, but no matter what happen, do not lose faith in your purpose! because striving to satisfy others will only lead to losing self-respect in what you do and in who you are.
Focus on the result of your actions and the intention of your result and you’ll be just fine! at the end of the day most of what the greatest minds of our time did at their early days… was Stupid… But it Worked! and it Changed the World!
Have a great week,
Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.
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