The Originals…


“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs

A while ago, I bumped into a TED Talk called ‘The surprising habits of original thinkers‘ by Adam Grant and this blog post is inspired by it.

 

Originals

Image/screen-grab credit: Adam Grant

Two key takeaways from this talk are:

  1. Originals start fast and let the idea incubate in their minds for long periods
  2. It’s okay to be not the first mover, you just have to be different and better

I see a correlation between the ‘crazy ones’ mentioned by Steve and the ‘originals’ in Adam’s talk.

Both (the crazy ones and the originals)

  • Do not care for the status quo
  • See things differently
  • Have a burning desire to succeed
  • Want to a make a valuable impact
  • Are in their own creative world
  • Take calculated risks
  • Are not afraid of failures
  • Do not want to finish first just to look good

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you @AdamMGrant, for the topic and the inspiring talk.

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