When I was a kid one of my favorite commercials was for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
If you’ve never eaten them, it’s chocolate with peanut butter inside.
The commercial has two people, a guy and a girl, walking down two sidewalks.
The girl is eating chocolate as she walks.
The guy is eating peanut butter. From the jar. As he’s walking down the street.
Then they both come around the corner, and crash into each other.
You got chocolate in my peanut butter!
You got peanut butter in my chocolate!
BOOM! A new candy was discovered.
Funny commercial, but many inventions and discoveries are created this way.
You’re trying something, you make a mistake, but then you learn something new that you NEVER would have thought of before.
Maybe you make a wrong turn, go into a strange neighborhood, go into a 7-11 to get a slurpee, and meet your dream lover.
All kinds of inventions, simple ones, that we take for granted, were invented by accident.
During the space race to the moon, all kinds of things were invented, because there was a NEED that wasn’t there before.
One of the drawbacks of having a conscious mind is that we think we need to plan and predict everything.
If we don’t know all the steps, we’re afraid to move forward.
Sure, it’s good to look before you leap, but you’ve still got to leap!
The saying isn’t “look before you take safe baby steps!”
Your brain is an incredible tool. Once you’re moving forward, UNSURE of what’s going on, that’s when your brain starts humming.
Like a chainsaw running at HIGH RPMs. That’s when your most efficient.
Not when you’re carefully moving forward and making ultra sure that everything works out according to plan.
Think of all the people that moved from the East Coast to the West Coast during the California gold rush.
Think they would have made the trip if they KNEW exactly what was going to happen?
The entire planet was populated by people who just kept moving forward, UNSURE of what they were going to find over the next hill.
Only that they’d figure it out when they got there.
Imagine if humans NEVER developed that ability!
We’d still be chasing after zebras for dinner!
Luckily, your brain is ALREADY pre-wired for you to be an explorer. An adventurer. A discoverer of new ideas and inventions.
Fire up your most valuable asset, and get out there!