We all may experience roadblock mindsets that stand directly in the way of our creativity and success. Some we build ourselves, some we allow others to assemble for us. As good as advice can be, people tend to perceive and form opinions on topics based on their own frame of reference (i.e. beliefs, achievements, disappointments, fears, personal limitations). If you, or anyone in your life, has purposely or inadvertently built a build a roadblock in your path… Realize that its only a challenge to become stronger.
“HISTORIC Roadblocks to Creativity”
- “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” Thomas Watson, Chair, IBM, 1943.
- “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” Popular Mechanics, 1949.
- “I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” Business books editor, Prentice-Hall, 1957.
- “So we went to Atari and said, …’We’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said no. So then we went to HP, and they said ‘We don’t need you, you haven’t got through college yet.'” Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple Computers.
- “640K of RAM ought to be enough for anybody.” Bill Gates, Microsoft, 1981.
- “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” H.M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927.
- “Stocks have reached what look to be a permanently high plateau.” I. Fisher, Prof. of Economics, Yale, 1929.
- “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” Dick Rowe, Decca Records executive, rejecting the Beatles’ demo tape, 1962.
- “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication [and] is inherently of no value to us.” Western Union, 1876.
- “Heavier-than’air flying machines are impossible.” Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895.
- “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” C. H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.