Giving birth to ideas.
You know what always comes up when you discuss a specific idea with friends and families? I am asking this, because over and over again, people talk about how it’s important to always be on the lookout for that one great idea. The one that no one else has thought of. To focus and think hard to find something that hasn’t been done before and monopolize that idea for yourself. This conversation also tends to come up when you discuss your ideas. If you have an idea, and it just so happens that you bring it up in a conversation. One of the first things that tends to come up is, “Oh you’re doing so and so, you know X and Y have already done it?”
I don’t understand this. So what? Do you think Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped away from Google because Yahoo was already the dominant search engine. Do you think Steve Jobs shunned the idea of taking over the smart phone market because RIM had a pretty solid grip of it? Do you think Sony and Microsoft decided to stay out of the console market because Nintendo was already doing it? This concept of walking away from something just because it’s been done, makes no sense to me.
if you’re able to enter a market and have the ability to do something, you should do it. I believe it’s important not to be discouraged because something’s already been done. Just dive in and try to do it better than everyone else. Who knows, maybe in the process of doing something that’s been done before, you’ll come across an idea that’s never been done before.