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Idea vs. Execution

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These days ideas are a dime a dozen.

On the internet, on tv, talking to people, just observing whats going on around you, there is always something that people need that hasn’t been adressed, or has not been adressed well enough.

There is always a problem waiting to be solved.

Sometimes however we get stuck on whether or not an idea is original enough.

Back in college when I was in a band we always got stuck when trying to write music because we felt that we couldn’t be original. Rather than focusing on having fun and doing what we love, we let our doubts beat us down. 

Good artists copy. Great artists steal.

Google wasn’t the first search engine. Facebook wasn’t the first social network. Microsoft did not create the first operating system. Apple did not create the first tablets.

What these companies did is they took an idea they believed in and made it better. It’s not rocket science, but it is harder than it sounds.

Ideas are what they are, they are just ideas. To move from an idea to a finished product requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and willingness to progress. To progress means that we need to be able to acknowledge our faults and move forward. This is the essence of execution. Getting work done, getting it out there, and moving forward.

Ideas are just ideas. Execution is everything.

Written by randomwalls

March 21, 2012 at 1:46 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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