“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw
This quote speaks to the power of positive thinking and the role of imagination in our lives and work. I believe that as entrepreneurs, we often need to dream of things that never were and ask, “Why not?”
A fantastic example of this principle in action is the story of SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk. In the early 2000s, the idea of a private company launching rockets into space seemed absurd to many. Yet, Musk had a vision: he saw a future where space travel was as common as air travel.
Many doubted him, but Musk’s unwavering positivity and strong imagination led him to create SpaceX, a company that has since rewritten the rules of space travel and exploration. SpaceX’s groundbreaking work, including the successful launch and landing of reusable rockets, was once the stuff of science fiction. But Musk’s belief in “Why not?” has made it a reality.
As entrepreneurs, we often find myself faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. And often need to remind ourselves of the power of positivity and imagination. It is this power that allows us to see past the present difficulties and imagine a future where our goals have been achieved.
So, today, I encourage you to harness the power of positivity and imagination. Think about your business, or something you’ve been thinking about starting, and ask yourself, “Why not?”
If you’re interested in exploring more about the power of positivity and imagination, be sure to check out my book of the week “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale.
Stay positive and keep dreaming.