You’ve likely dreamed of one day being mentioned in the same breath as some of the most famous and prolific inventors. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, (insert your name) and Albert Einstein.
Just imagine the sense of accomplishment you’d feel if your invention changed the world as we know it.
It’s an immense feeling to try and wrap your mind around the thought that the idea that’s stowed away in the archives of your imagination could one day change not only your life, but also the lives of many.
Today is National Innovation Day, a day that’s meant to celebrate and encourage children and young people to be creative and innovative.
But, at Davison, we believe that this day is not just geared towards the young minds of society, but to all the creative minds both young and old.
Innovation knows no age and every day lends itself the opportunity to explore our creativity and ingenuity.
Since it’s National Innovation Day, we wanted to examine some of the most famous quotes about innovation to help inspire the aspiring inventors out there.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
Inventions are solutions to problems. In today’s society, conformity can often be a creativity killer. That’s why innovation can be used as leverage to catapult your ideas ahead of the pack. However, it takes determination, patience and willingness to bend to one day turn your dreams into reality and to set yourself apart as a leader, not a follower.
“There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable, and no frontiers beyond our reach.” – John S. Herrington
Sometimes, we let our minds be our biggest boundary. We confine our dreams and innovation into the thought process that our dreams are far-fetched or that we don’t have the tools or skills to turn what’s in our imagination into a full-fledged working product. So, today, on National Innovation Day, make it a point to break down your own barriers and allow yourself the chance to chase after your dreams and believe in your innovative ability. Because if you don’t, you aren’t only hurting yourself, you’re hurting those whose lives could potentially be changed because of your invention.
“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” – Theodore Levitt
The invention process involves a series of cogs that, when working together, give momentum to the wheel. That’s why this quote is so poignant. First, you must have the creativity to think of new ideas. From there, that creativity is paired with innovation to extract that idea from your imagination and recreate it in reality. When working on your invention idea, just remember that creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand when bringing your dream to fruition.
Today, on National Innovation Day, take some time to read over these quotes and really think to yourself how these pieces of wisdom can motivate you on your inventing journey.
Copyright Davison, 2016