“To live in a great idea means to treat the impossible as though it were possible. It is just the same with a strong character; and when an idea and a character meet, things arise which fill the world with wonder for thousands of years.” JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
All great achievements have sprung from someone’s idea. Do you have an idea? What is stopping you from acting on your idea? In 2011, I met a lady at one of the vending machines at Wal-Mart. However, before seeing her at Wal-Mart, I remember seeing her at the bank earlier that day. We spoke knowing that it wasn’t any coincidence that we ran into each other twice in the same day. During our conversation the lady made mention of an idea she had about vending machines a few years before they came on the market.
Furthermore, she went on to state that the idea came to her while contemplating how to make buying soda, water and snacks more convenient to small buyers, especially students. She went on to say that she was surprised and caught off guard upon seeing that someone else had the same idea she had years ago. I have seen so many small ideas that have changed the lives of many people. With your general idea you could be the one to provide the next revolution
As the conversation went on, she said that she would be wealthy now, but she didn’t act on her idea. Without a doubt she would be well off. What idea do you have that you are not acting upon? If you don’t take your chances, someone else will. That person who is more daring and bold may strike gold. In fact, an idea whose time has come can’t be stopped. We often see new inventions, new ways to educate others, new ways to entertain others or new ways to make things more convenient for others, but sometimes those same ideas come your way and they were never acted upon. Why? Is it because it is too general or you think you are not worthy of such a great revolution? You have to be willing to take the chance, the chance you take could change the game.
Remember, if you don’t act upon the idea when it comes to you, someone else may. We are all interconnected, so what you are thinking about someone somewhere else may be thinking the same thing. I will say this, don’t be like the lady I spoke with in Wal-Mart who could have been wealthy now, but didn’t act upon her idea.
“An idea is like a cold germ: sooner or later someone always catches it.” STEPHEN KING
Have you ever said to yourself, “If I could’ve only thought of that new revolution?” The lady I met in Wal-Mart actually attracted the idea to her, so it wasn’t by chance the idea came to her. However, in her case the sad thing about it was that she didn’t act on it. So, chance had nothing to do with it. She asked with faith and it came, but she lacked the courage to carry out the idea. Bear this in mind, just because you have an idea first doesn’t mean anything. It is left up to you to act on it.
“Every idea appears at first as a strange visitor, and when it begins to be realized, it is hardly distinguishable from fantasy.” JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
On the other hand we have seen many ideas that have become great phenomenon in our society today. The likes of Facebook, sprung from a general idea of which many people have become a part of. I have also seen where a college student who wanted a better way to utilize his extension cord came up with the idea to create an extension cord that was flexible and bends at different angles. There was also a man who wanted an easier way to shave his head and came up with the razor Bald. I would be remiss if I didn’t make mention of Orville Wright (you heard of the Wright brothers) who simply asked, “What if man could fly?” and we know that he created history. So when the answers come to your question, you have to know that in itself is a fine idea. You are the first witness to God’s handiwork. All the inventions that we have seen were brought to us by men and women who have opened their minds and hearts to attract it. You will have to trust the universal subconscious mind and believe wholeheartedly that the idea will come.
“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” VICTOR HUGO