Ideas are everywhere. Everywhere I look, there's one. Flip through the pages of a book, there's tons. Ideas expire. They might inspire you for some time, but eventually expire. Either it becomes too late, you grow apart from the idea, and new ideas come to fill your mind.
Ideas are not quite reality. They are a representation of reality. Some ideas are dreams, plans for the future. You might have one. Then another one, and another one. Then you have many. Many ideas. Idea overload. Which one to choose? Which one to work on?
Good question. All ideas are valuable. Yet worthless. Like a map, which is no good unless you use it to understand your reality.
And how can you tell whether you have a good idea or not? Do you weight the pros and cons.
Any idea has infinite pros and cons. But how do you measure a pro or con overtime?
How many times in our life have we fallen and learned something from it. Is that considered a pro, or a con? Yes it's a con, we fell, it probably hurt. But overtime, we learned something, we perfected our balance. That's a pro, isn't it.
I keep a file full of ideas. Each idea is about one page long. Ideas about anything, product ideas, business ideas, app or software ideas. Some good ideas, other stupid ideas.
Unfortunately, some people grab on to an idea, their first idea, their biggest idea, and go with it. Only to find out later in life that it wasn't necessarily what they were meant to do.
Then there's those who never go with their ideas. Always waiting for the better idea. Strangely to say, this is probably where I lean towards the most. An idea hoarder. He has great ideas for himself, for his neighbors, for his friends, his bosses, his community, for everyone.