Ideas are a dime a dozen.
More than likely, we’ll have more good ideas than we will margin to execute them. Sad, but it’s true.
So if we have a surplus of ideas, why not give them away?
Some people will say if we give our ideas or our secrets away, the competition will catch up. It’s possible, but not probable because the equation to success is much better than simply having an idea.
Every idea worth anything is unique and special, but no idea comes to life on it’s own. Most people don’t have the motor necessary to see their ideas come to life – this is why success is limited. Successful ideas, however, share four intangible qualities: passion, experience, creativity, and execution.
- You have passion. You care a ton about what you do and if you don’t, you care a ton about something you have not started to do yet. Go get started and work in your passion. When I was in the music business I realized that to remain successful I was going to have to have a passion that was out of this world. My dreams started being more about church then they were about music. It was time to go live in passion.
- You have experience. Your toolbox is full and unique. Use it today to make your ideas uniquely you. Your experience gives you the ability to understand how these ideas will unfold and the strategy necessary to see what is required to make them their best.
- You are creative and your creativity is a resource. Typically, resources – or lack thereof – are the first killer of any idea. Never let resource define you. You were created to create. Resources can be found or fabricated. The less resources we have, the more necessity there is for us to be creative.
- You can execute. This is the biggest intangible of them all. Ideas without plans and purposeful execution never have a chance to succeed. Execution is hard, takes a lot of work, and is far from sexy. It’s what separates the dreamers from the doers. You are both.
Do you have an idea that needs to be shared? Are you ready to do what it takes to make that idea succeed because you can, and you will?