Why Great Ideas Don’t Matter

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How to you walk a journey that’s a thousand miles? One step at a time. How do you take on a challenge that seems insurmountable on? One day at a time.

I struggle with patience. I struggle with not knowing. I struggle with the growing pains that comes with gaining the experience I lack.

The only antidote to this struggle is action.

Taking action on a consistent basis is the only thing that matters. It’s the only thing that registers. It’s the only thing that will make what you want to happen actually happen.

Ideas sound good and sometimes we spend more time perfecting how they sound than actually executing on them.

Sometimes it’s easier to stand behind the conversation of an idea, the safe zone where everyone nods their head in agreement and seems to “picking up what you’re throwing down.” They love your idea and you love their acceptance of it.

But that’s just a great conversation, it doesn’t translate into anything else until action is taken. Action on your part by creating, testing and adjusting. And then action on every one else’s part, the action where they take out their wallets and say “here’s my money that represents my value of your idea.” That’s what matters.

Great ideas don’t matter until the actions that give life to the idea actually take place.