The Importance of Useable Ideas

Written by Paul on May 9th, 2008

A friend of mine called me out of the blue a few months ago, here’s how the conversation went:

Me: “Hey man, how’s it going?”
Him: “Great! Listen, I know you’re busy but I want to start a business”
Me: “Ok.”
Him: “Where do I start?”
Me: “Uh, what kind of business?”
Him: “You tell me!”
Me: “I’m hanging up now.”

First, let me say that I love helping people succeed. I really do. But for the love of all that is holy, please spend a second (or three) to make sure that you’ve got a useable idea before you pitch it to someone.

Ideas are worthless unless you can make them into something useful. Your most incredible idea can turn into a stupid one if the idea simply isn’t doable. I’ve had a few of these. Chances are, you’ve had some too.

What makes an entrepreneur great isn’t the actually greatness of the idea, but the ability to make it happen.

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One Response to “The Importance of Useable Ideas”

  • Exactly, everyone has an idea (which is great, I mean I give a person that has great ideas more credibility than someone that sits,drinks, watches television all day, and doesn’t not make an attempt to succeed in life), however it doesn’t mean they are going to implement it or follow through it. Coming up with ideas is easy for the creative mind, implementation is a challenge. It requires dedication, discipline, and specific knowledge.

    On a side note: I love the images used for each post. Keep them coming.

    — 05/09/08 at 8:26 am

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