If You Could Invent Something What Would It Be 271

If You Could Invent Something What Would It Be

If you could invent something what would it be? If you had all the powers, talent, resources, desire and time, what would you create and why?

Maybe the next bestseller? A technology that will fix bad mood in an instant? A cure for a rare disease? A new type of food that would help feed people from the Third World? A sanctuary where you and your family can be safe and peaceful? A service to help people deal with loss once and for all? A product to let you create more time? A new software to help you be twice as productive when doing online work? Beautiful design work? Or a spaceship so that you can go on your own in space and just forget about reality and its problems?

The possibilities are countless. The only limits are those of our imagination. But one thing remains the same – many people are full of such ideas, they think about them, they talk about them, they are jealous of others that act upon them, but few dare to do anything to make them a reality.

Truth is, we’re all creators, we’re inventors, we’re the designers of our lives, we shape our future and who we become, but we also have the right abilities and talents needed to create amazing things from scratch.

Human beings are creators, flinging powerful images into the minds of their fellow men. And all of these images are built of tiny particles of thought.
Roy H. Williams

Thomas Edison failed 10000 times before he invented the light bulb. The Harry Potter books and ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ were turned down many times prior to getting published, and if J.K. Rowling and Tim Ferris weren’t believers and action-oriented individuals, they would have never realized they had written bestsellers that would change the lives of whole generations in different ways.

So from what I’ve seen in history, what lies behind every successful person, and what every leader has understood early on, we can invent anything.

You can start a startup for less than $100, you can turn your passion into a career, you can start writing right away if you feel like there’s something you have to say and publish it online, share it on social media and let people decide whether it has the potential to go viral.

The Internet has removed the need for initial capital, it’s your laziness and doubts you have to conquer.

So, the right question isn’t ‘If you could invent something what could it be?’. The question you should ask yourself daily is, ‘What can I start working on right now that can potentially turn into the next big thing and help me make a difference?’

The implication is that this basic idea we have that we are controlled by our genes is false. It’s an idea that turns us into victims. I’m saying we are the creators of our situation. The genes are merely the blueprints. We are the contractors, and we can adjust those blueprints. And we can even rewrite them.
Bruce Lipton

You can either keep coming up with excuses (you can easily make it over 100 if you take the time), or get to work.

Start by doing your research, getting clear about the vision, making a reality check to see if you’re really the right person to create this thing. If it doesn’t come naturally to you, maybe your efforts are better invested in something else, or in a completely another field.

Stop wishing for superpowers, gather everything you already have – your experience and knowledge, your mentors and like-minded friends, your desire to learn and make mistakes, your vision and the specific goals you’ll set around it, your ability to track progress and find ways to stay consistent and motivated.

Do that and get to work!

So, what’s the big thing you’ll be working on next?

See also:

How to Find Your Passion and Start Doing What You Love
How to Become a Lifestyle Designer
The Foundation of Success is Learning from Our Failures
9 Things That Stop You from Achieving Your Goals

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.