I believe that ideas are the closest we will ever come to magic –– and not the magic we see folks like David Blaine do –– like real life magic that can’t be explained.
When we take a look at the very definition of magic, the power of influencing a course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces, we realize we have been dancing with magic our entire lives –– in the form of ideas.
We realize we’ve been reading about magic in our history books and witnessing magic with our eyes and performing magic with our minds.
We realize our fascination with magic does not stem from fantasy but rather familiarity…
Martin Luther King influenced a course of events (history) with the mysterious and supernatural forces of an idea –– freedom.
j.k. Rowling influenced a course of events (the imagination of millions of people) with the mysterious and supernatural forces of an idea –– Harry Potter.
Steve Jobs influenced a course of events (the chance for the world to more easily transform ideas into magic) with the mysterious and supernatural forces of an idea –– Apple.
Each one of these people, were sitting around one day when some idea penetrated their minds, an idea so powerful that they could not remain still.
And then through work and concentrated effort and sheer will, these people were able to eventually transform what was in their heads into the physical reality…
Well, to me, that’s the closest we will ever come to a wand.
And yes, I know it’s perhaps a far-fetched idea –– the idea that ideas are in fact magic. But, it is an idea worth believing.
And speaking of ideas… what’s yours?
By Cole Schafer.
Cole is the copy chief at Honey Copy, where he helps startups make more money through emails and landing pages that read like poetry and sell like Ogilvy. When he isn’t slinging copy, he is right here on Medium sharing ideas about life, business, marketing and ideas. Or riding alpacas.