I still remember how my team and I were so afraid to tell people our raw idea or to ask feedback from other people. When I think about that now, I feel so silly. That was supposed to be the last thing in our mind if we want to execute our idea into product. About six months ago, I met a friend of mine who was also afraid to share to me his idea. I pitied him. I saw ME.
I will give you some consideration why do we have to tell a lot of people about our idea.
1, We need feedback
Because we’re developing something people want or need. Not what we need, or else our product won’t be selling. Everyone has their own sources of feedback. I usually read articles from many great websites about startup updates, business, designs, team & co-worker, and many more, which can give me better ideas, understanding, and enlightenment. You need to ask your soon-to-be your customers. You need to prepare your ears to listen someone says your idea is a stupid idea. Thus, you know you’re on the right path.
2, We learn from other people’s mistakes
So we don’t have to endure the same pain all over again. We save our time for making better and greater improvements. We know someone’s success when they share about his/her stories. A success story is not always beautiful. There are mistakes and corrections we can learn from. Someday, when you have successed, you pass your story to next generation and so on.
3, We are the founder
Not your friends, not other people. When you decide to make something, it means you have passed the first step to start. You have the confidence, you have the courage, you have thousand thoughts, and above all, you have the passion. Many people have brilliant ideas, but they failed in executing, because (even) a genius idea won’t happen if the founder only has an idea. Do you understand what I mean? And because you’re a founder, you don’t just sit on your ass around and wait.
If you’re still frightened to ask, to tell, to talk about your idea, you better stop thinking to execute your idea now. Your idea is boring because someone out there must have the same idea like yours.