“What If?” is the great question. “What If?” eliminates constraint. “What If?” opens up a whole new world of endless possibility.
What if I went after my dream? What if I risked everything? What if I never ever ever ever give up?
I wrote this post to encourage people to ask the question: ” What If?”
One of my mentors once told me to never ask “Why?” but to always ask “What If?” He said that by asking what if I would not limit myself to my preconceived ideas of what should be, and by not limiting myself I could be creative. Not only could I be creative, but I could add value to the world in a new and unique way.
I think some of the greats must have asked “What If?”
I know the Wright Brothers asked, “What if we could build something to fly?”
And of course, Martin Luther King Jr. must have asked, “What if America could change?”
And Maybe Christopher Columbus asked, “What if the world was round?”
I think of these and so many others and wonder what set them apart from their peers. Was it just pure talent, or maybe just luck? I don’t think so. I think they asked “What If?” These and many others have asked the question that so many mocked, but in the end it was that “stupid” question that just might have made the difference.
So… I say challenge everything. Question everything. There is always room for improvement and the world will always make way for a person who is willing to ask “What If?”