Creative vision, expressed by men and women who have been unafraid of criticism has been responsible for the civilization of today as we know it. It has also been responsible for the scientiﬁc inventions of modern times which have led ﬁrst to the steamboat age during the days of Robert Fulton; then the railroad age, the electrical age, the steel and iron age, the department store age, the skyscraper age, the automobile age, the airplane age, the age of plastics, and ﬁnally the atomic and space age.
Creative vision inspires men to pioneer and to dare to experiment with new ideas in every ﬁeld of endeavor. It is always on the lookout for better ways of doing man’s labor and supplying man’s needs.
Creative vision is a quality of mind belonging only to men and women who follow the habit of going the extra mile, for it recognizes no such thing as the regularity of working hours, is not concerned with monetary compensation, and its highest aim is to do the impossible.
This quality, more than all others, gave us Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many other great statesmen who laid the solid foundation for our way of life.
And it gave us Thomas A. Edison in invention, Henry Ford in automobile transportation, Orville and Wilbur Wright in the development of the airplane, James J. Hill in railroad pioneering, F. W. Woolworth in chain store merchandising, Andrew Carnegie in the development of the steel industry, Charles M. Schwab in the same industry, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in the reﬁnement of crude oil, and many other American industrialists who pioneered our system of free enterprise through the trial and error method, and developed it to the point at which it is today.
Creative vision may be an inborn quality of the mind, or it may be an acquired quality, for it may be developed by the free and fearless use of the faculty of the imagination…