Charles Duell, chief of the U.S. Patent Office in 1899 foolishly said “Everything that can be invented, has been invented.”
Robert Millikan won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1923. He was quoted as saying “There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
Harry Warren was the president of Warner Brothers in 1927. Talking pictures were just coming of age. Mr. Warner said of the new technology “Who wants to hear actors talk?”
And even Bill Gates fumbled in 1981 when he said “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
What did these men have in common? They were all wrong!
If your business, or your leadership, or your relationship, or your life is not heading in the direction you would most like, don’t get stalled by shallow thinking. Reinvent yourself.
Seek something new that’s toothsome. Watch for those that march to a different drummer. Be willing to pounce on new possibilities. Read something original. Open up your right brain thinking.
My lovely wife Janice reminds me to “Stop making excuses and just do it.” She’s right! She always is…………