"Just about all the big decisions, innovations and perfect solutions around you didn't start that way.
They weren't the result of a ten-person committee, carefully
considering all options, testing the reasonable ones and putting in
place a top-down implementation that went flawlessly.
[The idea behind Amazon, the Mailchimp logo, the medical approach to
childhood leukemia, the cell phone, the microwave oven, ethical email
marketing, Johnny B. Goode, the Super Bowl, Kiva, Buffalo chicken
No, they were the result of one person, a person in a jam or a hurry
or somewhat inspired. One person flipping a coin or tweaking a little
bit more or saying, "this might not work" and then taking a leap.
Inventing isn't the hard part. The ideas that change the world are
changing the world because someone cared enough to stick it out, to
cajole and lead and evolve. But even though the inventing isn't the hard
part, it scares us away.
Before you tell yourself you have no right to invent this or improve
that, remind yourself that the person before you had no right either,
but did it anyway."