Give your ideas away, and do so often. Don’t hold on to them.
When you hold on to them, you suffocate them. Talk about them and give them room to breathe. The idea will appreciate it, and often, the people around you will appreciate it as well.
When I say this I often get the response -”What if someone steals the idea?” My response: so what?
An idea is a point in time. They can’t mimic your executive abilities. They can’t take the map in your head. All they have is a place to start.
By focusing just on the act of “stealing” you’ve stolen something from yourself. You’ve stolen your time, and that is worth far more than an idea.
While you pout, they execute, and those who execute, win.
Originally published at Life As Usual.