On this day a great idea was born
of someone, somewhere.
It might have been planned,
it might have been a sudden spark of inspiration.
No matter, it just was, and and now is.
Some people will nurture this young idea,
coddle it through difficult times.
Others will look past it,
not seeing it in their own busyness,
or in spite, contempt, or even outrage.
But, the idea will persevere,
it will grow.
Others may add to it,
even claiming it as their own.
It will become richer over time.
It will be validated by some,
derided and dismissed by others.
Vulnerabilities may surface,
but, this will strengthen its resolve.
The idea will have steadfast proponents,
those who admire it,
and defend it tirelessly.
Still others will have their enthusiasm
bridled by their ideology, bias, or fear of loss.
The idea will mature rapidly then slowly.
At times it will be a darling,
at other times, not so much.
slowing toward the station,
but never forgotten.
Until that is,
the next one comes along.
About the Author
Greg Olson is the author of The Experience Design BLUEPRINT: Recipes for Creating Happier Customers and Healthier Organizations. Where we see ourselves in the support and nurturing of ideas especially pertains to Section 2: Making a Bigger Imprint in these chapters:
- Chapter 8: The Promise Delivery System
- Chapter 9 The Neighborhood
- Chapter 11: Barriers to Innovation
and Overcoming the Wall
- Chapter 12: The Three Psychological Zones
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