It’s about execution, not the idea.
I’ve been meaning to start a blog about entrepreneurship for a while now, but have been putting it off because I’m neither a great writer nor an experienced entrepreneur. Since there are so many blogs out there written by successful entrepreneurs who know how to write sentences, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for anyone to read my own writings.
Yet, regardless of whether anyone reads my blog or not, I want to start one to help me articulate my thoughts on entrepreneurship, record interesting startup related things I come across and to practise writing. Further, it doesn’t cost me anything to start, so why haven’t I started?
I guess the answer to that question is similar to the reason why many people don’t do anything with their great business idea… because it’s hard. Getting an idea is the easy part; doing something with the idea is what takes effort.
Entrepreneurship is about the execution and not the idea. A good entrepreneur is not someone who has lots of good ideas (though I suppose it helps), but someone who makes the initiative to start. It doesn’t matter how many brilliant ideas you have, they’re worth nothing until you do something with them. If you have half a decent idea, and you’ve done something with it, you’ve already achieved much more than the person with many ideas.
Starting a blog isn’t even difficult, so I have no excuse. I’m making amends, and that’s why you’re now reading my first blog post about starting something. By making this post, I no longer feel like I’m putting something off that I’ve been meaning to start… and maybe if you’ve read this, then you might also take the initiative yourself to do something with that idea that’s been swimming around your head for a while?