When you’ve got a great idea, that’s just the start.
Plenty (countless, actually) of people have had great ideas since the dawn of time. But we don’t know about them.
Because like another idea, unless you communicate it to others, in a way that’s accepted and acted upon, there’s not really any difference between a great idea that’s kept to yourself, and no idea.
Kind of like when Mark Twain said there’s NO difference between somebody who can’t read and somebody who doesn’t read.
So, you’ve got that great idea, more likely TONS of great ideas. What next?
You could stand on a street corner, shouting at everybody who walked by, but you’d likely get arrested or ignored.
If you’re like most people, the first thing is to tell them to those close to you, both physically and emotionally.
However, if you’ve ever tried something like this, you know what can happen. Your friend or partner looks at you like you’re crazy, or worse, stupid.
Suddenly great idea, when you describe it using words, doesn’t sound so great.
Now, was it the idea that’s not great, or the way you described it?
Similar to Twain’s quote, there’s not much difference between a poorly explained “great” idea, and just another poor idea.
Since you’ve got all those ideas up in there that need to get out, don’t they deserve a fighting chance?
Don’t spit them out like you would some random story while watching a game on TV.
Treat them with respect. Think about them before you describe them.
Take your friend’s criteria, fears, and desires into account. Let them have some ownership of the idea.
After all, two people supporting a great idea that was mutually “discovered” is much better than some nutjob screaming at people on the street corner.
Two people can turn into four people, which can turn into eight, then sixteen, etc etc.
Pretty soon that lonely idea in your head can literally change the world.
Why not help it get started?