The following is a post that Phil Cooke wrote recently that I think you have got to read! Phil is an internationally known writer and speaker. He has produced media programming in more than 40 countries around the world. Some of his literary works include One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do and Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media.
More and more research seems to point to the fact that true innovator’s brains are actually different from other people’s brains. The big difference is that original thinkers – iconoclasts – innovators – whatever you want to call them, see the world differently than everyone else. Too many of us think “automatically” – in other words, we assume the way things should be, take a lot for granted, and don’t challenge our perceptions. But innovators don’t make those assumptions, and generally see the world the way it is. The secret of being an innovator is to bombard the brain with new experiences.
Force yourself to see the world in different ways. Travel. Meet new people. Think from different experiences. Live a life of novelty.
It’s no surprise many of our most innovative writers, artists, actors, filmmakers and more were a bit eccentric. They didn’t live their lives the way everyone else thought they should. Jesus was a great example of someone who lived outside other people’s expectations.
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