Sunday, March 02, 2008

The power of the imagination!

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. This was the case with Ephren Taylor who at age 12 taught himself how to create computer video games when his parents told him that they couldn't afford to buy him one. Get this - he didn't know anything about computers nor did he own one.

Well, as the saying goes "the rest is history" and as a high school student he sold his first company for $3 Million dollars. Now at the old age of 24 he is one of the youngest CEOs of a publically traded company (he runs two publically traded companies).

Now, why am I sharing this with you? Because all of us have ideas run through our heads everyday. And the more I study people who have succeeded against great odds the more apparent it becomes that you don't have to have a fancy education, rich parents, tons of connections, or a lot of equipment. What you do need is an idea, the fortitude to take a step of faith, and the perseverance to never quit.

So, what ideas have been running through your mind lately? If Ephren can teach himself how to use computers, program computers, and then build video games without even owning a computer, how much more can you and I do? May I recommend grabbing one of those ideas that come to you daily as you can never underestimate the power of the imagination.


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