Remember hearing about this guy who proposed a new concept that sent all cargo to a central clearinghouse, or hub, and then it would be sorted and send to where it needed to go. Sounded stupid, "why would I send cargo from Dallas to Memphis so it could be delivered to Houston?"
He got a "C" at Yale for this stupid idea.
He graduated from Yale and joined the Marines, served two tours in Vietnam in a number of capacities, including working with the military logistics system and forward air control (FAC) flying in the backseat of an OV-10. In 1969 with the rank of Captain, having received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts, was honorably discharged.
That Marine, Fred Smith, came back to Memphis and created Federal Express, now FedEx.
Think big and remember that every great advancement came from a stupid idea.
Because every story needs a moral, I'm going to use a recent post on the Maine SBDC Facebook page (thanks Jen).
"Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged." ~Thomas Edison
Thank you for your service.