The Danger with Ideas

The danger with ideas is being in love with them. We tend to protect them. We keep our work from the world to ignore criticism, and the possibility of failure. We don’t want to let go, so we waste our time hanging on.

Artists, creators, and entrepreneurs especially have a hard time letting go. Ideas are what inspire and seduce us into bringing our time and tools to bear. Making something from nothing and turning an idea into reality takes work. Letting go is hard, but holding tight prevents us from doing better.

To see what works requires shining light on ideas, and having the courage to let go of what’s not working. If you let go of your ideas, you can make room for better ones.