Keep thinking.
Your brilliant idea might just be the entrée to something even more wonderful.

Not everyone will get it.
Sharing your idea with others can help to flesh it out, but not everyone knows what to do with an idea in its earliest stages. Choose your initial conversations with care because…

People will want answers that you probably won’t have just yet.
How will it work? What will it cost? What are the risks? Chances are you don’t know, which is why…

You may need help to develop it.
Look for people with relevant expertise and technical knowledge; they’ll know what details you’re missing and how to get them. That’s really important because…

Someone else will need to check it.
Don’t be scared of skeptical people; encourage them to find every weakness in your idea then ask them to help make it stronger. Of course, even then…

It might not work the first dozen times.
In the history of everything that works beautifully now there was a very long period in which it didn’t work at all. But as anyone who has seen their idea come to life will tell you..

It will never be as good as you imagined.
But that’s ok, because…

It might just be a practice run.
Learn as much as you can, you might want to do this again.

Remember, ideas are like children: fun to conceive and difficult to raise.

But that’s no reason to give up on them.


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Written by Jason Clarke

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Celebrated author, adventurer, gold medal Olympian and popular TV chef; Jason is none of these things. He is, however, one of the most sought-after creative minds in the country. As founder of Minds at Work, he’s helped people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership.