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“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

If you look at every successful entrepreneur, they were successful because they could explain to people the reason they “needed” their product. A couple of recent examples of this are Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and the late Steve Jobs. All three of these individuals did the same thing Henry Ford did–sell a product or service that did not previously exist, but do it in such a way that after their innovation was adopted, the market could not live without it. Ever try to give up your cell phone or computer? hmm? 🙂

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

Our mind can only focus on one thing at a time. Focus on the good things like your goals, your dreams, your bucket list. If you stay focused on the good things, your mind can’t focus on the bad things.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Whenever an innovator attempts to achieve something new, they make mistakes, people tell them they cannot achieve what they are trying to achieve, and even their own minds may be the culprit in the attempt to undermine their efforts. The Airplane takes off against the wind, the rocket defies gravity, the trout fights the current. All three of these examples demonstrate the need to accept the resistance we will experience while pursuing a worthwhile goal or objective. If there is no resistance, I would argue that the goal or objective you are seeking isn’t stretching you enough.

I hope your Thursday is going well; I’ll see you tomorrow.