Education teaches us what we can do and also teaches us what we cannot do.
I’m looking for a lot of men with an infinite capacity for not knowing what cannot be done.
Henry Ford gave this world the V8 engine. He did not have much formal education. In fact, he did not go to school beyond the age of 14. He was intelligent enough to know there had to be a V8 engine but he was ignorant… and didn’t know how to build it.
So he asked all his highly qualified, educated people to build one. But they told him what could be done and what couldn’t. According to them, a V8 was an impossibility. But Henry Ford insisted on having his V8. A few months later he asked his people if they had the V8 and they replied, “We know what can be done and we also know what cannot be done and V8 is an impossibility.” This went on for many months and still Henry Ford said, “I want my V8.”
And shortly thereafter the same people produced his V8 engine.