King Camp Gillette dreamed of a cockeyed invention that caused investors, metal engineers and experts at MIT to snicker. Everyone believed that there was no way a razor could be made sharp enough to provide a clean shave and yet to be cheap enough that it could be thrown away when it was dull. Gillette labored four years to produce the first disposable razor and another six years to get it placed on store shelves.
Although only 51 blades sold during the first year, 90,844 were purchased in the second year and Gillette’s risk-taking innovation was on its way to revolutionizing the shaving industry.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.