“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki
Searching for some inspiration this morning, I came across this quote. I took it at face value kept going. Then I started thinking more on it and its (almost) dual meaning. First, (literally) it is effortless to come up with ideas. Take dreamers for example, they can have tons of ideas about how to do things, change things, fix things, create things, how to make the world a better place, and even what they want to be/do with their life. The problem lies in the motivation to actually do any of it. Doing (implementation) is NOT effortless at all. It takes work, time, planning, and (sometimes)financial investment . I fully understand those that are not interested in being entrepreneurs because if you aren’t dedicated from the start, lack the drive, and don’t have a strong WHY (motivation – doing it for the right reason) your implementation and follow-through will suffer. Realistically, everyone is not built for entrepreneurship. And that is OK!
My second take on this quote, pure entrepreneurship at its best. If you are a dreamer or “ideas” person, but you are not good at implementation or don’t have the passion to carry it out, sell the ideas! You can sell them right out or for royalties. All ideas and no implementation!
A step further, if you have the financial means, it may be worth the investment to going into venture capital too. That’s my 2 cents for the day…Share your thoughts, I’d love to read them.