I began writing Love Gone Mad with that What if? premise in mind. Soon, more complexities, complications and permutations evolved, so by the novel's third draft, the plotline went far beyond the initial What if?
Quirky now has some stiff competition in the running for my favorite young business. Both Quirky and littleBits consistently create new highs in innovation by pushing consumers and producers forward as they capitalize on and validate the curiosity of their customers.
Today, I'd like to share just how far Rai and his foundation have traveled in just under four months, all by taking a single question and turning it into a transformative action that will impact the lives of individuals and communities for years to come.
A fresh coat of pink paint on government buildings and fighter jets that fire lip gloss? An end to war? Even if your reaction isn't as specific (or ridiculous) as any of those, whenever this question is asked, the honest reactions tend to be that of overwhelming fear or celebration.
What if we stopped believing it's only those who work the hardest who bring their ideas to life -- and start admitting it's typically those with the fewest barriers to cross who end up executing the most?
Are you ready to go down the rabbit hole of possibilities with your own life? Start with a moment from your past in which rapid, intense, and clear change occurred. Now, thoughtfully consider who you would be today if the turning point incident had never occurred.
So, what if that person sitting next to you, working down the hall, or standing across the way is the holder of your next job, fortune, or fun? What if it's not the places you'll go, but the people you meet?
What if you wake up to see that life will keep going on? What if you still took eight minutes out of every day to reflect, live, and connect with others as if they were your last eight minutes on Earth? Who would you seek out?
"What If...?" is creating a community driven by our collective curiosities. What if that thought floating around in your head could make the entire world a better place -- or put a smile on just one other person's face?