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Yet, trying to be liked and living in alignment with your goals and values often conflict. Wanting approval and needing approval are two very different things.


It took me a moment to process the idea.

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But then it came clear to me. If someone is looking at what you do from a different lens than you, you may look foolish to them.

Do you have dreams? Is there something you really want to accomplish? They do not think about doing things differently. So, when you talk about big ideas, you sound foolish to them. Therefore, I have some simple advice for you.

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If you want to pursue your dream, you are going to look foolish to them. Almost every great entrepreneur, almost every great Sex Dating Menasha, almost every creative mind, looked foolish at some point. I remember when I was in college, I experimented with this new computer that had been created. And when I told my Computer Science friends about it, they thought I was nuts.

I told them that it was going to transform our industry, that it was going to change the way businesses looked at computers, and that we would all use one someday. My friends thought I was being foolish. More importantly, most of the industry thought a guy named Steve Jobs was foolish. Any time you break with cultural or Lonely seeking hot sex Kingston norms and try something different, you will be considered foolish by some.

This is especially true in the South and the Midwest portions of the United States. On the coasts, people are much more comfortable in taking risks. But in these parts of the country, taking risks is often considered reckless and dangerous. But true innovators look foolish when they start out.

I remember once when I was working on a new software development platform. My co-workers who were deeply set in traditional ways did not understand why we were Bainville horny womans at new platforms. And it did. Cobol worked as a development platform. DB2 worked as a database.

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Dumb terminals worked in the office space. Rotary phones worked as a way of communicating.

Need to send correspondence? A typed memo sent over interoffice mail took care of it. Again, dating myself, but once I was asked to give a presentation to the C-suite of my employer.

They thought of them as toys, used by teachers and students in academia. But what could they possibly do for business? Fortunately, I was right on my assessment. And Ruston LA bi horny wives some of my peers thought I was foolish again, I proved them wrong.

Later in my career, I Arizona dating, free adult personals. the opportunity to lead a project to move toward a software-based solution for video communications. Traditionalists said that you had to use a hardware codec to effectively transmit video. But guess what, we now communicate with software-based solutions every day, with Zoom, Facetime, Youtube and the like.

Streaming video is the norm, not the exception.

But it looked foolish at first. Do you want to be seen as an innovator? Are your goals based on the idea that you are going to bring something new, different or innovative to solve a problem in the market?

If this sounds like you, be prepared to be called foolish or crazy. It just goes with the territory. Apple selling iPhones seemed crazy. Personal computers seemed crazy. We have a world crying out for Adult seeking nsa Tunnelhill.

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Healthcare needs innovation. Public safety does too. We need innovative solutions to societal problems like homelessness and Opioid addiction.

Do you have ideas? Do you have dreams that could change the game? So, who would you rather be?

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