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Be Unreasonable Today

People who accomplish great things are unreasonable.
They go beyond what is expected, even against it. There will always be
those who tell you your aspirations are not realistic or will get you
in trouble. Don’t let them dissuade you. Not today.

If ever there was a day when the world needed your courage, it is this
one. There is no better time. Find clear sight and then go after the
thing that appears most auspicious to you: that which is right, good,
and beyond all reason.

Everything great that was ever won was done so by unreasonable people
who refused to let mediocre minds or those preoccupied with acceptance
stand in their way. Often, the most remarkable achievements were
scoffed at, belittled, and ridiculed in advance. People are quick to
tell you anything that stands out is better off avoided. “Don’t rock the boat” should be
greeted by “caveat emptor.

If you have a sparkle in your eye today, something magical up your
sleeve, or if you simply have a dream you are working hard to realize,
go into this day and week with the knowledge that all things you work
hard for carry an intrinsic reward (even if not achieved): they are the
work of your soul and that alone justifies your efforts.  Who
knows? You may succeed.

“Life is
easier than you’d think; all that is necessary is to accept the
impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.”
― Kathleen Norris

My most recent
book, Getting
Innovation Right,
was publlshed last week. What a joy!  Here
is what Dan Pink had to say about it:


Everybody knows you
have to innovate to be a success, but it’s easier said than done.
Getting Innovation Right is a master class in mastering the current
business landscape. Reading this book will give you real-world examples
of innovation at work, along with tested templates for action, so you
can take your creativity and drive and use them to create exciting
products and services your customers will clamor for.”

—Daniel H. Pink, author, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind


Did you know from
1978 to 1992 I wrote, directed, produced, and performed experimental
theater?
To learn a little more about me read my Wikipedia entry.