For an innovation to take hold, the creator will have frequently envisioned well ahead of the iteration they put forth first. Alexander Graham Bell predicted very early on from his vision that “the day will come when the man on the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.”
Very few, if any, would have initially believed Bell when he shared this vision. But, he had a purpose and a vision for what communication would become over time. This vision led to a great and lasting success for himself and the other creators with a similar vision to bring the quoted outcome to fruition.
Without a purpose and a vision for ourselves to contribute to a greater good, we would never reach our full potential. We needn’t invent the telephone and beyond to be of great significance with our contributions. On any scale, a person with the drive to continue learning toward a vision accomplishes greater things, as will the others that share the value and the vision with them.
“The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” — Alexander Graham Bell —