In the 1940’s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson took his idea to 20 corporations, including some of the biggest in the country. They all turned him down. In 1947 – after seven long years of rejections, he finally got a tiny company in Rochester, New York, called the Haloid Company, to purchase the rights to his invention, an electrostatic paper-copying process. Haloid became Xerox Corporation. (source)
A person of faith believes in the one percent; the slightest possibility that defies all odds. This belief is the impetus behind every believer’s effort. He or she knows what the odds are, and does it anyway. Defeated, the believer simply rises again to do it again, and again, and again. How long? UNTIL!
“Until” is the philosophy that fuels the ambition of a believer. Oh, he or she gets knocked down, just like the rest, but unlike the rest, the believer gets back up and keeps moving forward. “There must be a way; I was born to do this,” the believer mutters to themselves every night while drifting off to sleep.
It would behoove the ‘experts’ to refrain from painting their mousetrap out to be “the only way.” There will ALWAYS be a better mouse trap, a different or better way, because Way is woven into the fabric of the Universe waiting to be discovered by people who believe there is more than the already acclaimed.
The Universe stokes the faith of the zealous believer, whispering to him or her in the midnight hour, “I’ll make a way where there is no way. I’ll open doors that no man can open.”
Society remains strong in its views, and rightly so. But no one’s view, and I do mean no one, should hinder you from discovering what’s possible for yourself. Let your final stand on the matter be a product of your own conclusion, not the acceptance of someone else’s.
Believe…until. It’s the only way to live the 1% life.