The Courage of Originality

“We owe most of our great inventions and most of our achievements of genius to idleness – either enforced or voluntary. The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself – and such thinking, remember is original thinking and may have valuable results.”  This was a quote by Agatha Christie.

Well, did this original thinking theory work for her? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie, along with William Shakespeare,  is the best-selling writer of all time. Only the Bible has sold more copies than her roughly four billion novels!

It is so much easier to let others tell us what to do, say, think, and often even how to be. And yet, what is possible if we follow and stay true to our original thoughts? What holds us back? Outright fear? Fear of failure?

My personal charge this week is to stay true to my convictions and my original thoughts – regardless of how ‘outside the lines’ they may appear. Let’s all try it this week!! What is REALLY possible if we do?