Historically speaking,iconoclasm is a social belief in destruction of old icons and monuments.
In later days , it was linked to those individuals who challenged cherished beliefs or established institutions on the grounds that they are wrong and should be discarded.
In today’s world, an iconoclast is a person who does something that others say can’t be done.
What makes a person an iconoclast ?
An iconoclast overcomes mental barriers that stop most of others cold.
The brain has three natural roadblocks that stand in the way of anyone who tries to have an iconoclastic thinking:
i) Flawed perception
ii) Fear of failure
iii)The inability to persuade others.
In short, to become an iconoclast, a person has to master three primary skills = perception + courage + social skills
Iconoclasts are able to do things others say can’t be done, because iconoclasts perceive things differently than other people.
This difference in perception plays well in the initial stages of an idea.
It plays out in how they manage their fears, and it manifests in how they present their ideas to the masses.
It is a rare individual who can possess all three of these traits.
It is, of course, not easy to be an iconoclast. An iconoclast has a risk of social and professional ostracism, frequently alienating colleagues and friends, and he must face a daily reckoning with a high likelihood of failure.
He walks a real tough road.
And although there is a certain romantic notion to the image of the rugged individual, who, against all odds, triumphs over conformity
But a simple fact is that most people don’t want to be an iconoclast because the path to become an iconoclast is full of heart-aches, an anger which is always suppressed and never-lasting humiliations.4 claps