Often, in the business world, we hear executives talk about the need to connect with younger, fresher ideas.
Because of course, everyone around them only has stale ones. :-)
It made me wonder why younger folks are seen as having stronger ideas when so many folks around me - of all ages - have terrific plans and thoughts.
I think perhaps it is because that youth:
* present their ideas without a filter (no bitter experience that has them qualify their good idea)
* aren't as driven by fear (that it won't work and they'll never get a promotion)
I, for one, refuse to be shaped by fear or bitterness. I'll learn my lesson, pick a new skyscraper and leap off with the certainty that this time I will land well. I will raise my voice. I will lend my voice to yours. I will try new things and revisit some familiar plans.
And I will continue to encourage every young person I know to keep doing what they do instinctively - have no fear!