“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. There’s no other definition of it.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
One of the best examples of thinking out of the box is Steve Jobs. He didn’t want to hear excuses like “It is impossible” or “We need more time”. For him aiming low meant to accept a mediocre accomplishment. Instead, he wanted to accomplish great things. In contrast to him, most people believe in obstacles more than in goals. The reason for this can be that most of us were taught to be realistic and listen to feedback. But sometimes that limits us. Only high goals can lead to the creation of something extraordinary. Steve Jobs rejected the first judgments and the objections because those objections mostly rise from fear.
The best ideas and inventions come out of obstacles that force people to see a new way of doing things. These entrepreneurs and inventors had faith in their ability to make something out of nothing. For them, the statement “no one has ever done this” was a positive thing.