Ideas don't come out fully formed

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It can be tempting to believe that change-makers whose work affects generations must be extraordinary prodigies; that each one has a remarkable "a-ha" moment when a brainstorm is
suddenly transmuted into a single, brilliant idea, obvious in its genius.

"Movies and pop culture get this all wrong: The idea of a single eureka moment is a dangerous lie," says the billionaire entrepreneur, speaking at the Harvard Commencement speech. "It makes us feel inadequate since we haven't had ours. It prevents people with seeds of good ideas from getting started."

When it comes to coming up with new ideas we need to take a leaf from the Stoics and take up their values wisdom (moral insight) coupled with courage. Courage to stick to your convictions, to stand by your gut, and thrash out ideas thoroughly. Courage to stand your ground when the people around you think it is not possible. Every great idea in human history was first a ridiculous one.

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