From studies and researches carried out, I have come to notice that most startups have excellent ideas, ideas that sound like the solution to the world’s fleet of problems. I have listened to entrepreneurs share their ideas, read through some and most of them leave me amazed and my mouth ajar.
However, it surprises me that most of these ideas end up as mere ideas, wishful thinking and nothing more. Many of them lack the necessary tools to transform their ideas on paper to visible realities.
The first thing I want you to understand is that your idea is as beautiful as your plan to carry it out.
For every conception, there should be an execution. Having a big dream is not enough if there are no mechanisms for its actualization.
Secondly, every idea should project a feasible end. Every successful entrepreneur thrives on their ability to foresee the future. The farther you can see, the further you will go. It will be difficult to walk a path you can not envision. If you can picture the future, you would find it easy to break the process into stages and build growth mechanisms around it.
In addition to this, you must have giants whose shoulder you can stand on. Mentorship is a principle we are fast neglecting in today’s business world.
What you need, may not be how to do something. Sometimes in life, you might have to learn how not to do certain things. A mentor is someone whose experience you can draw from, it helps you to cut the learning curve.
Another truth I find interesting in life is that anything big and complex consist of small particles that make up the whole. It is no lie that tiny drops of water make up the mighty ocean. No step is too little to take, no effort is intangible for success. Every big idea should effortlessly reduce to little and achievable steps toward realization. Every idea should be able to submit to the SMART evaluation technique that is it must be SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, REALISTIC and TIME BOUND.
Your idea must have allowance for little beginnings and must comform to mechanisms that allow for fast increase. Dream big, start small and grow fast.