Some people run around doing things that might appear to be inconsiderate or insulting… They are simply unaware, they mean no harm.
This is something i’m slowly starting to get used to, as much as I dislike it, it appears as though there is no other way around it at this point in time. The consciousness of the planet is simply not high enough for everyone to operate at a level that is sensitive and compassionate to the space that everyone around them is at.
Usually it’s a matter of focus. If you’re focusing really hard on getting something done, and someone comes into your space and starts doing their own thing, it sometimes has a tendency to leave you in the muck for the duration of the engagement.
It’s often what I like to call “The Steve Jobs Dilemma”.
You see, Steve Jobs was a brilliant man. There’s no question about it, he designed and created some of the most amazing and incredible “things” that we use and experience today. Of course knowing this world – those creations were not without their limitations and syphons and all of the stuff we are notorious for in the business world, but ultimately Steve brought a level of innovation to the world of computing. That was his goal, and his ultimate intention. To create something absolutely MAGNIFICENT, and to share it with the world.
In order to create something amazing however, especially at a very large scale, you gotta work together. You gotta work with a team. Steve Jobs was notorious for being an asshole, because he saw the vision for excellence, and he saw a lot of people who ultimately were just not doing their best, or perhaps its safe to say – simply didn’t have the capacity to work at the high level of standard that he held himself, and his employees to.
The reason Steve was an asshole was because he was trying to get across a particular vision, an idea, and share it with the world. He wanted the world to experience something that was made of genuine excellence. But how could excellence be achieved if not for every single person fueling excellence into the creation of the thing to begin with?
In order to create excellence, a level of excellence must be put into it.
The Asshole vibe came into play when people would NOT create at the level of excellence that he asked for, and it would drive him off the walls crazy.
All I can say is… brother, if you can hear me…. I feel you man. I know what that feeling feels like. The desire and wanting to be an asshole because some people just don’t get it. Some people just don’t see what’s going on and don’t take the time to find out, and it breaks the whole flow of everything.
How do you do it? How do you create a shared awareness with those working with you to create excellence? I want this thing to be created RIGHT. I want to create it so that it is unbreakable, so that it is a growing organism. I want to create something that changes the world and solves the problems of the world, or perhaps, creates a foundation for everyone to participate and change the world as a result. That is what I want to create, and quite frankly at this stage of the game, I don’t have time to be working with people who don’t see the vision.