A visionary is one who is ahead of his/her time in a creative and imaginative way, with a grand future plan for positive change. Being a visionary puts you in the league of individuals that easily see what some people struggle to imagine. Examples of such individuals include: Thomas Alva Edison, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. So, just be you and aspire to make both a living and a positive difference in people’s lives in whatever you choose to do.
Each of these visionaries had a great vision in their time. They deemed their plans to be important. However, their visions may not have been pleasant to all ears. One of the ways to avoid upsetting some individuals is by doing nothing important. If you choose not to do anything important, you may be endeared by many, but at what opportunity cost? Your progress and the potential beneficiaries from it!
So, how do you navigate the choppy seas of diverse interests? I believe that if you are to stay the course, it is best to keep a safe distance between you and those that belittle your ambitions. It helps to smooth your journey to greatness, remember that nothing worth having comes easily. Ensure that any traction is in your desired direction, by delineating between movement and progress.
I wish you well.