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Thinking outside the box: $20 cardboard bike!

By October 16, 2012January 15th, 2020Uncategorized

Today I came across the story of Izhar Gafni. Gaftni thinks he may have come up with a solution to the world’s traffic congested cities: a cardboard bicycle.

After reading the short article and watching the video (below), I couldn’t help but think about how innovative some people can get when told they can’t do something.  Some of them just get stubborn. Others, however, see through the obstacle to the potential. What kind of person are you?

One last thought. Talking about this article today with my wife, we noticed that all great missions have to do with serving people somehow. A mentor of mine, Jeff Vanderstelt, says “mission always has names and faces and stories.”

How great would a cardboard bicycle be if it was just a novelty item? Not that great. Now, think how great a cardboard bicycle is when it’s attached to how it’s going to serve people! Ah, now you have a good mission.

Questions for you to ponder:

  1. Can you see through the obstacle that’s in the way of your dream? If so, what is on the other side?
  2. How is your mission’s importance heightened with the goal of serving people?