Woody Allen said that 90% of success is showing up. This article is a proof of that.
In 2007 a Standford professor gave his student a task: build a Facebook application and get people to use it.
The result? Some applications became so popular that students made good money out of them. Some even turned into companies.
The important part is that none of those student particularly wanted to build that app. It was simply something they were told to do.
The challenge in life is that no one tells us to do things that we’ll own. Sure, at work bosses tell us what to do but the company owns the result of the work and all potential windfalls.
What the article shows that just by doing something and shipping it to the world, we might create an unexpected success.