Your Ideas Are Worth Something

By Dan Herley-Mathieu

Have you ever thought about the power of your ideas? Do you know that nothing would ever exist without initial ideas? Do you know that ideas are what distinguish genius from normal people? Do you know that you can have an idea that is so fantastic that the world will honor it for decades? So now, tell me, why are you afraid of ideas that you have?

I want you to take a minute to observe everything around you. I do not know where you are, but I know for sure that you see many things. Now, take a minute analyzing each of the things that you see, just a quick analysis. You realize that most of them are wonderful, right? I want you to keep that in the back of your head; every day we use lots of tools without being conscious of the fact that a long time ago did not exist. So one day someone, just like you, had the idea of creating those uninvented items. I cannot imagine the reactions of friends and family when those previously nonexistent ideas dawned on them. Some might encourage the dreamer (at that time) because they could envision the future of those ideas. However, some might think that they were ridiculous because they had no idea about those ideas.

Cells are the fundamental unit of life; ideas are the fundamental unit of creation. Every realization or creation has been preceded by a thought, an idea. I want you to consider trees for example. They are well developed and produce good fruits. When trees grow up, they provide shadows and produce delicious fruits that we consume. I want you to remember that they were simply seeds that were planted in the ground at the beginning. I want you to think of your ideas as the seed of your tree, and the result of your ideas as the fruits of that tree. Remember that you cannot benefit from the fruits of the tree without planting the seed. It all begins with just the seed.

Ideas were the seeds of inventions, incredible realizations. Do you think that Orville and Wilbur Wright would ever have invented the airplane without having the idea that it is possible to create something that can fly up in the sky? I want to stress further on the example of trees in the previous paragraph. It is the fact that the seed did not immediately become a big tree after it was planted in the ground. It takes a lot of time to develop and become a big tree. When you have an idea it will not work out quickly as you want it to. It will take time to finally become something real – maybe it will take hours, days, weeks, months or even years. That does not mean you have to give up because it takes time. Just keep working on your ideas, and one day your hard work will pay off.

Ideas need faith. No one would understand your ideas better than yourself. You are the one in control of your ability to think. You are the one who knows the ideas that you have. You are also the first one to believe in their potential for realization. Many have great ideas, but never work on them, or believe they can make them happen. They do not believe that they can have extraordinary ideas. They put the few ideas that they have in a corner and close them up. They stop believing in the power to realize a dream.

I want to tell you that even the craziest ideas that you have is worth something. Most of the inventions come from crazy ideas; things that most people would not even think of. I want you to believe that your ideas are worth something. I want you to tell your family, friends and people you know that their ideas are worth something. I want you to start giving importance to your ideas. I promise you that if you do not act based on your ideas, then some person like me, who is a natural thinker, will steal them and make them real before you do. I do not want to scare you. However, I want you to have faith in yourself and in your ideas. Have faith that you can begin something phenomenal with just your idea. Write down ideas that you have, plan them well, and work on them every day.

“Everything begins with an idea.” -Earl Nightengale


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