“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”Bruce Lee
Ideas last longer when you work on them before you talk to them.
It’s not that your ideas will get stolen.
It’s not that sharing your ideas with others is bad.
It’s because talking about an idea before do it takes away its momentum. You lose the drive to act upon it because talking about it feels like you’ve already done it.
There’s a great insight from Marcus Aurelius that hits on this idea nicely, “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
Your idea is awesome! Now go work on it some. Test it out with customers. Make the first draft and then discuss it with friends and colleagues.
I’m saying this to myself as much as I am to you, my friend. I’ve had countless ideas in the past that I never did because I lost the motivation and momentum after talking about it but never put it into action.
No more. Now I do my best to only discuss what I’m actively working on, and save the discussion of ideas I haven’t started until I’ve put pen to paper, so to speak.
In my mind, the best ideas are the ones that get done.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #923