If it looks stupid but works, it isn't stupid

Are you familiar with Murphy's Law?

Murphy's Law ("If anything can go wrong, it will") was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base. It was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981, (a project) designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash. One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it." The contractor's project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's Law.

this article is about another law from Murphy:

If it looks stupid but works, it isn't stupid

How many times have you found yourself surrounded by negative people who seem to have one purpose in life, which is to make you feel down and lose faith in your purpose?

There are 2 types of heroes in life: “The Preventer” and the “The Savior”.

Saviors are those who do the fire-fighting, they do their best to save the day with the least damages possible. Preventers are those who do their best to prevent problems from happening.

Unfortunately it’s very hard to determine whether something is “definitely going to happen”; but it’s very obvious to “see it happening”. So Saviors are often the ones recognized and popular while Preventers are mostly un-credited for their work, which sometimes has more impact and can be even harder than it looks.

With this logic in mind, if you choose to be the hero of your company, you may tend to look for the rewarding part which is choosing what is recognized the most; but I must disagree with those who chose that path because they can actually do the opposite and truly “save the day”.

This article is dedicated to those who have the innovators & entrepreneurs’ spirit in them, regardless of what they do in their life.

People will tend to tell you that what you’re doing is stupid, until you prove them otherwise. But no matter what happens, do not lose faith in your purpose! Striving to satisfy others will lead you to lose the self-respect in what you do and in who you are.

Focus on the result of your actions and the intentions of your result, and you’ll be just fine! At the end of the day, most of what the greatest minds of our time did at their early days started off stupid, but then it worked and it changed the world!

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