How many good ideas have you had in the last year? In the last month? In the last week?
What happened to those good ideas?
For far too many people, good ideas just disappear.
Why? Because the ideas were never acted on. Because the ideas were never tried and perfected.
Good ideas are abundant. But they’re useless unless they are acted on, unless they are put into practice.
Many years ago, I used to speak with a guy. He’d end every one of his presentations with this comment good ideas are a dime a dozen, but people that put them into practice are priceless. I never asked him if it was his quote or something hidden, but I know one thing, I always loved it.
The light bulb, for whatever reason, has always indicated ideas. I guess it’s that whole Edison thing. Sometimes we’ll say, “I have that light bulb experience.” But my question is, when you have those ideas, what do you do with them? Do you act on them? Does something happen? Or does the light stay turned off?
Remember, good ideas are a dime a dozen, but the people that put them into practice are priceless. There are good ideas that will make you a better leader, a better salesperson, a better manager, or a better person. But you’ve got to put those ideas into practice because people like that are priceless. Let that person be you.