Focus is saying no
Focus is saying no to 1,000 good ideas.
A 1000 good idea doesn't fulfill the purpose you set out in the beginning. Channeling your energy and focus towards multiple ideas will lead to eventual failure unless you are backed by people, got the right technology and capital to materialize the 1000 ideas.
One cannot find success and satisfaction by being volatile, that is the mind is constantly moving from one idea to the other.
I faced failure by following 1000 ideas at once, spreading myself too thin and now its like a large slap on the face. A wake up call to focus on one thing such that by focusing on it eveything else will seem unimportant or not necessary.
Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The hard thing isn’t setting a big, hairy, audacious goal. The hard thing is laying people off when you miss the big goal. The hard thing isn’t hiring great people. The hard thing is when those “great people” develop a sense of entitlement and start demanding unreasonable things. The hard thing isn’t setting up an organizational chart. The hard thing is getting people to communicate within the organization that you just designed. The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare.
The last 10% is 90% of the work.
…I think everybody should get rich and famous, and do everything they ever dreamed of, so they can see that it’s not the answer…