Monday, 1 October 2012

Obvious to You, Amazing to Others: a reblog

I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it. 
-Morpheus from the Matrix

Here 's a fantastic video by Derek Sivers which Mrs. Beasley shared with Mr. R and I this morning. (Thanks KLB!)  I was just thinking, we've all been through this, right? Whether you are a novice blogger or an experienced sharer, we've all felt that hesitation to post, share, create, connect because of the perception that what we've made will be considered obvious, not inventive enough, already been done, said, created before.   But, watch this...maybe Mr. Sivers' ideas will help free all of us from this need to filter and hold back.

Obvious to you. Amazing to others. from Derek Sivers on Vimeo.

So? What do you think? Have you ever felt this before?  Or can you easily share and let the world decide?  Leave a comment, write a post, free your mind.


  1. I agree with the sentence '' But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.'' I think that it is a really cool sentence to remind people. One more thing I really like the way you write the post, it made me feel interested on it and want to read it until the end. Can you should me how to do like that?

  2. Love the video, thought it meant a lot. Hope you could comment on my posts or one called stories in my mind.

    1. Glad you like the video. It's great, huh. What about it meant a lot to you? I will look at your post and comment! :)

      Ms. P

  3. I thought about that a couple of years ago, and the video explains it really well, I surpose that its who states the obvious who ends up surprising everyone! It really bugs me when someone writes a book or makes a really popular movie which I had already thought about but had thought many people had written about because it was obvious! I surpose it makes you realize that your Ideas are unique and that you should share them no matter how obvious they seem. I said the word obvious a lot didn't I (but then again thats obvious) (;