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Nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do

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Brilliant quote from the guy who invented the first computer.

It brings together the power of visioneering and willing ideas into existence into one powerful sentence.

I had to read that sentence ten times to understand it.

Wait, I'm still not sure I get it.

If we have conceived it and have the will to do it, nothing is withheld from us.

If we build it, they will come.

Is that right?

Do something that's never been done before.

“That’s the problem with a lot of people”, he continued, “they don’t try to do stuff that’s never been done before, so they never do anything, but if they try to do it, they find out there’s lots of things they can do that have never been done before.”

It's actually pretty scary quote when you think of it in terms of evil in this world i.e Hitler, John Holmes etc etc.

Tom, that's right -- inspiring the wrong person can lead to huge problems.

Perhaps the corollary is "don't bother creating something that's already been created."

Good perspective from an earlier generation, wonderfully told.

There's plenty of room in the world for "better, faster, cheaper".

Heck, every Apple product from iPod to iPhone to iPad was created in a category that already existed.

But somehow, when Apple created those products, they seemed new.

That's the genius of Steve Jobs.

Hm... well, the viva la difference, right? The better mousetrap is still a mousetrap, but it IS better. In the case of those iconic Apple products, the difference came not from being different but from keen observation about what was needed and not served. The iPod wasn't just an MP3 player done better, it was about the music experience done better.

Yeah, at some level, nothin's new. But, don't go home. Look again.

Perhaps you see a few things in a new way, for a new purpose, for a new customer, to a new benefit. What I love about this scene with the elderly inventor touching a modern entrepreneur, is that it reminds me to look again and think bigger.

Think bigger is a great message.

It goes hand in hand with be all you can be.

You're right to invite me to look closer.

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