I Don’t Have Any Good Ideas

I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Jared Diamond’s, “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies.” The current chapter I’m listening to deals with advances in technology and how none of these ideas came out of thin air.  Every invention has resulted from some type of continuous build upon an earlier idea.

For example, Google didn’t create the search engine, they just made it better.

Everyone talks about not having an idea for a blog, business, or what they want to do in life.  Many feel like there idea needs to be something new, that’s never been done before, but that’s not realistic. It’s the reason most people don’t act on their goals.  Saying, “I don’t have any ideas,” is an excuse to give up.

Instead look at what has been done before and figure out a way to improve upon it.