There are many things we have taken for granted which were once considered miracles. Many years ago, there was a man in Massachusetts riding a horse somewhere south of Boston when he had a premonition. He mentally saw a strange vehicle traveling across the countryside at the amazingly high speed of 15 miles per hour. He had never heard of such a vehicle because it had not yet been invented. It was a railroad train and it was considered a miracle at the time.
Later, at Kitty Hawk, an eccentric fellow named, Orville Wright flew 120 feet in an odd contraption called an airplane. His flight constituted a miraculous event preceding others which ultimately increased travel and shrunk the world. Wright had the audacity to believe that something that was heavier than air could aerodynamically lift and rise with ease even though others, such as Lord Kelvin, the president of the Royal Society, pronounced, Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.
In 1949 Popular Mechanics magazine forcasted scientific progress in this statement: Computers in the future may weight more than 1.5 tons. Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM in 1943, proclaimed, I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
In 1954, the editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall Publishing, reported, I have traveled the length and breath of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.
Then there was Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, who reasoned (in 1977) that There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. And, this list would be incomplete without mentioned Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. He was the one who envisioned a computer in every home. (How about in everyone’s pocket!)
The point is that there will always be naysayers and there will always be visionaries. Which one do you want to be? The fact is that amazing things happen all the time – even in your life.
Don’t limit yourself. People laughed at the Wright brothers as they pursued flight, yet they were visionaries and ultimately saw their ideas come into fruition. They worked to cause that. Bill Gates had the tenacity and audacity to make his vision a reality.
Perhaps there are some outlandish, innovative, out-of-the-box ideas and opportunities awaiting you to put belief and action together to move you down a new path.
Quantum Physics states that the nature of the Universe is expansion. That means that your nature is expansion. Nothing stays the same; we are constantly in motion and continually expanding our awareness. Are you ready to stretch your thinking, beliefs, and vision? What idea is urging you to expand your world?
Prentice Mulford said it well: Faith is power to believe and power to see.
Jean Walters leads people to the Light within. See her for Personal Growth Consulting at email@example.com or 314 566 5231.