Sure, nobody intentionally has a bad idea.
But people’s hang-ups are usually with thinking that idea is not good enough.
Let me say it a different way:
Ideas should be thought out, questioned, planned, and tested. Right? Right.
After that, I think one has to stop the self-judgement and – for the love of everything – go try something.
You can plan out starting the perfect blog for a year before you ever begin. Or, you can make a best guess, and post 12 times per day for three months for actual feedback. Then try something else if you need to.
And isn’t a good or bad idea often subjective anyway? Millions may think what you have done is awful. But a few million others may love it.
I mean, in outline format would you have green-lit a book or movie for Harry Potter? Jurassic Park? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Lion King? Fast & Furious?
It’s not so easy to tell.
Understand: Creating new ideas is not as hard as you think.
When we’ve developed an idea, we’re typically too close to our own tastes—and too far from the audience’s taste—to evaluate it accurately. We’re giddy from the thrill of the eureka moment or the triumph of overcoming an obstacle. As Brandon Tartikoff, NBC’s longtime entertainment president, frequently reminded his producers, “Nobody walks in here with what they think is a bad idea.” To some degree, entrepreneurs and inventors have to be overconfident about the odds of their ideas succeeding, or they wouldn’t have the motivational fuel to pursue them.
-Adam Grant, Originals