The Greatest idea are the SimplestWilliam Golding
Do you sometimes think of an idea that could help your career, your work or your life?
And you thought it was such a great idea?
But once you shared with others, be it your colleagues, bosses, friends or family and they said your idea is the worst they’ve heard?
You see, this situation happened to one of the greatest comic book writer, the late Stan Lee. A few years ago, he told his story in one his interview that he was thinking about creating a new superhero back in the 60s.
The Making of Spider-man
He suddenly stumble upon a fly sticking on walls and he thought it would be cool to have a superhero who sticks on walls. Next thing, he wanted to give this hero a name.. some of his suggestions were Fly-man, Mosquito-man..Err.. At lastly, he ended up with Spider-man… Next thing, he wanted this hero to be relatable and so he gave this hero personal problems in his story.
Stan Lee thought that this new superhero concept was a great idea and so he start to proposed it to his team. And you can guess what happen next… His team hated the idea.. thinking nobody would like to see a hero with insect powers, a hero with personal problems, etc….
Stan Lee was devastated however, he still wanted to write this hero story and so he did.. He introduced Spider-man to the world on one of his struggling selling comic book called ‘Amazing Fantasy’. And suddenly, this comic book sales start to pick up by leaps and bounce.
And today, Spider-man has become one of the most iconic superhero character in the world… With having his own movies, cartoons, comics, etc… Stan Lee’s worst idea mentioned by his team became Stan Lee’s best creation.
So what we can learn here?
If you got an idea today and you know in your heart that this idea can change your life, go for it! And never listen to those who can’t see your vision. Just imagine if Stan Lee listened to his team, we would not have Spider-man today. Though people may say your ideas are the worst but just like Stan Lee, sometimes, your worst idea may become your best Creation!