What Buddha would tell you about your great ideas

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

Buddha

The writings below are not my own, but the work of Derek Sivers. I’m reposting it because it has had a positive impact on me and have made me value the importance of proper execution.

Derek:

It’s so funny when I hear people being so protective of ideas. (People who want me to sign an NDA to tell me the simplest idea.)

To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.

Explanation:

AWFUL IDEA = -1
WEAK IDEA = 1
SO-SO IDEA = 5
GOOD IDEA = 10
GREAT IDEA = 15
BRILLIANT IDEA = 20
——– ———
NO EXECUTION = $1
WEAK EXECUTION = $1000
SO-SO EXECUTION = $10,000
GOOD EXECUTION = $100,000
GREAT EXECUTION = $1,000,000
BRILLIANT EXECUTION = $10,000,000

To make a business, you need to multiply the two.

The most brilliant idea, with no execution, is worth $20.

The most brilliant idea takes great execution to be worth $20,000,000.

That’s why I don’t want to hear people’s ideas.

I’m not interested until I see their execution.

Author: Daniel Sjöberg

Daniel är en entreprenör, skogsman och friboren bonde på en egen liten gård i Norrland. Intar stora mängder svart kaffe.

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