This article is for those who have lots of ideas but they fail to act.
We all have that one friend who says, "I had the idea for eBay. If only I had acted
on it, I'd be a billionaire!" That logic is pathetic and delusional. Having the idea for eBay
has nothing to do with actually creating eBay. What you do is what matters, not what you
think or say or plan.
Think your idea's that valuable? Then go try to sell it and see what you get for it.
Not much is probably the answer. Until you actually start making something, your
brilliant idea is just that, an idea. And everyone's got one of those.
Stanley Kubrick gave this advice to aspiring filmmakers: "Get hold of a camera
and some film and make a movie of any kind at all."* Kubrick knew that when you're
new at something, you need to start creating. The most important thing is to begin. So get
a camera, hit Record, and start shooting.
Ideas are cheap and plentiful. The original pitch idea is such a small part of a
business that it's almost negligible. The real question is how well you execute.