SOAPBOX of the week: brutal truth of brilliance

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.”     ~ Howard Aiken, physicist and computing pioneer

A lightbulb flickers on and its monumental “a-ha moment” sparks a Fourth of July display in your mind, lighting a future glistening with influence, income and an influx of opportunities your opponents will soon envy.  We’re talking an idea worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, Top Invention of the Decade, or at least a key to the city and a park in your name.  And with life-and-death urgency you ready to share it with the world… or at least your nosy neighbor, seeking wonder-filled ooh’s and aah’s.  Oh, but then the bulb dims when you realize revealing your “golden idea” to give it a pulse and bring it to the masses one day… means letting the BIG SECRET out!  So you cower and cover the brilliance of your brainstorm for fear of another pilfering its power.  Sound familiar?  The good news is, if it’s not just another regurgitated, so-called revolutionary way to slice bread, the boxed-in thinkers won’t want to touch it with a 10-foot pole.  It’s ALL you, baby!  The bad news is (as seasoned entrepreneurs will attest)…it’s ONLY you.  Like the painstakingly clichéd process of feeding veggies to a defiant kiddo, you’d better ready for a battle with equally the belligerent naysayers.  But… if you stay passionate and true to your revelation and its reach, reinforcements will eventually rally your cause and illuminate the path to your success.  So, if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, my friend, go ahead and clear space on the shelves for those awards!

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