Monday, January 4, 2010

The Biggest Skyscraper in the World...Nuthin' To It

The Burj Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world, opens today in Dubai. It's 160 stories, 2,625 feet tall. Twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Winds at the top reach 150-miles per hour and the top portion of the building sways a few feet in the wind. Elevators travel at 40-miles an hour.

As soon as I saw the story the first thing that entered my mind was the first thing that entered the mind of the people who created the Burj Dubai.

A thought.

Every tangible thing you see around you, every idea, started with a couple of neurons getting excited in your brain and they fired up some synapses and then a region of your brain got into the act.

It all starts with a single thought.

Now, here's the part I love: Sometime today you will have a thought that, if you follow up on it, will change your life. Maybe the change will just be for today. Or, it might be for your lifetime.

Coming up with the thought of creating the Burj Dubai was not a big pun intended. "Well, yeah, we could make the tallest building in the world." Or, "We could go to the moon." Or, "We could cure cancer."

It all starts with an idea.

The key is what you do with the idea.

But, it all starts with an idea and yours are as good as anyone's.

What life-changing idea have you had, or will you have, today?

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