Written by Omar Elbaga | Say hi to me on Twitter
There was once an employee who told his manager he needed time to do something great for his place of work, to improve on the way things were being done.
He met with his manager and described his vision, but to no avail. The manager replied that they had other priorities to handle and that there would be no time for such a thing.
He didn’t get the time off he needed. He sat and did nothing for the next few weeks. Eventually he couldn’t take it anymore because he had a passion inside pushing him to do this great thing. He eventually built it with extra hours and late nights on his own time.
He asked to speak to his manager to show off this project. They were completely floored. They promoted him to a higher position and asked that he work only on that project.
You see, there are no guidelines to creativity. There are no guidelines to doing what’s right. There are no guidelines to making things better. Many of us postpone doing what’s right because we’re waiting for others to validate us.
Most people will only tell you to do the same of what’s already there, because guess what … people don’t know what they want.
Do what you will, with good intentions to make the world a better place. Make the world a better place by creating things the world needs whether they know it or not.