Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where's the initiative?

A couple of weeks back I posted a status message on a popular social
networking site. "start your small projects".

Many people ignored it, many joked about it and some asked me " what
projects to start?"

I don't have an answer to that question. You see opportunities are
abandant but then we pass them because we don't have initiative.

Here are two simple examples of great opportunities that passed under
your nose. All that was lacking was intitiative from our end.

The contest to design Indian rupee symbol and to become part of
history was open to all, but how many of you submited a design or even
thought about it. The guy who won the prize and a place in history
submitted multiple entries.

So the problem was not opportunity but initiative.

Another example, recently google created a contest " day in your
life". In this on 24th july all you had to do was film a typical day
In your life. Then accomplished directors would have chosen your movie
and created a movie with all the user generated content. The prize was
to have a chance to see this movie premeired and have you name
splashed with some of the welknown folks of the industry.

The idea was simple, opportunity was easy to grab but how many of you
took the initiative.

So the point is, you don't need more opportunity you need initiative!!

And you know what's good about initiative?

Unlike opportunity, you create initiative!!

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