Horrible ideas breed great ideas

December 21, 2009 · Filed Under General 

Today Seth Godin put up a wonderful post on his blog about bad ideas and good ideas. He emphasizes the point that you are going to have a lot of bad ideas before you have good ideas. Which also means that overnight success is not going to happen. All good things take time, Rome wasn’t built in a day after all.

When Thomas Edison was inventing the light bulb, it took him over 1000 tries.  Someone once asked him about his failures.  He said that he didn’t have any failures, but hundreds of ideas that didn’t work.  The point is you are going to have lots of ideas that don’t work before you have ideas that do work.  So you are going to have to work hard, test, and learn.

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