It’s been said that the average person has a million-dollar idea everyday. While that might be a slight over exaggeration, it is probably fair to say that everyone has good ideas that can solve problems in today’s world with some frequency. The most difficult thing is trying to figure out if a good idea is a good idea for you. How do you know?
Us visionaries can get emotionally attached to every idea we have. We see a solution to a problem in life or the marketplace, and immediately believe it is a great idea that will change everything. There are some critical steps, however, that exist between having the idea and changing the world. We must take the time to weigh the cost.
I know a thing or two about this as I have chased every bad idea I’ve had with the same vigor as every good idea. Subsequently, I have developed benchmarks that help me filter the good from the bad to ultimately determine whether or not it is right for me. Continue Reading