One of my favorite movie scenes happens midway through Good Will Hunting. The main character, Will (played by Matt Damon) hands in a solution to a difficult proof to a genius math professor. Despite understanding Will’s genius, the professor challenges the proof and his method for solving it. Will insists, “it’s right”.
Watch the scene above or on YouTube here. (warning for my 8-year old followers – it does contain some adult language)
When pushing a new idea or an improvement, there will always be dissenters; people that are terrified of the slightest change to the status quo. Stick to your guns. Show them why it will succeed.
If you’re passionate, ignore the dissenters and execute with reckless abandon.
If that means you need to light your idea on fire to prove a point, do it.