“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams
What do you call it? Maybe it’s your creativity. Maybe a moment of unbridled passion. Perhaps it’s your 20 seconds of embarrassing courage. Could it be your long-lost childlike wonder at the world and everything in it?
Whatever it is, Robin Williams had it in spades. And despite any private demons he wrestled with, didn’t we love it when he could bring us to the edge with excitement and maybe even a little fear? Where’s he going? Where are we going? He had us laughing at things—and things about ourselves—that we never even thought could be funny. He gave us those moments, and we were better, happier people for them.
Where’s your “little spark of madness” and how can you share it with the world? How can others be better off because they crossed paths with your creativity, your passion, your courage? And how can we hold on to it and never lose it?