Henry Ford was an innovator. He saw & invested in technologies that revolutionized industry & helped usher in the modern world. He saw what was missing in the world as opportunities to make monumental changes.
With everything we thought we knew turned on it’s head, we often feel that someone or something needs to bear the blame. As reasoning individuals, we psychologically need to find reasons for things so we can make sense of the world. Our sense of justice demands someone take responsibility, but then what? Finding someone to carry the fault doesn’t magically fix the issue.
“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” —Henry Ford
Should people take responsibility for the messes they cause & make efforts to resolve them? Absolutely. Does that always happen? No. Does that mean that just because someone isn’t there to take the blame & fix everything mean that we’re stuck with the problem? Also, no.
Living in the Washington, DC area, I meet a lot of people working on problems they didn’t cause. These men & women care enough to step up & help find the remedy themselves. Not everyone is a world-changing, revolutionary innovator & thought leader. Not everyone is able to dedicate their life & career to changing the world, but we each have something to offer. We each carry a unique perspective that we can add to the conversation.
Find a cause, movement, idea, or innovation you believe in & find an opportunity to invest your times, talents, vision, voice, funds, or following to help bring a remedy just a bit closer. There are countless worthy organizations that would love your volunteer hours. There are numerous innovators & thought leaders that you can patron to help them develop & implement their ideas & talents. There are numerous businesses—big & small—that do amazing work the impacts their community. There are numerous ways to be a good friend, neighbor & citizen to help make someone’s day better & bring more light to the world.
Not everyone will be Henry Ford & revolutionize the world, but everyone can do something to make the world just a little bit better.
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