Last post we looked at dreamers, the people so optimistic, so certain on their success, that they knew they could not fail. And many who did fail. So that leads us to one of the most important questions in prosperity, success and significance….
How do you know whether your brilliant new idea will gain traction and change the game – or you’re just naive and delusional?
The fuck I know.
So like I said, regarding the difference between a delusional dreamer and an optimistic visionary, the fuck I know. But I do know this….
First, sharing your idea with everyone you know, to take a survey, is one of the worst possible ways to find out. Possible game-changers should be shared only with people who are:
When you have two or three people like that in your life, you have something of immense value. (And if you don’t have people like that in your life, make this a top priority for you!) They can give you insights and advice worth considering. But understand this…
First, there are no guarantees. Even if these people you trust think your project is a winner, it still might not work. They still won’t “know” for sure if something will work. No one really does, and only idiots think they do.
Second, your idea might be the one that no one saw coming. Even if the people you trust think your idea won’t fly, it could still be the next Uber or Amazon. Some things are such game-changers no one recognizes their potential.
If you really believe in your idea – whether it’s running for president, launching a startup, or writing a Broadway play – and you can’t stop thinking about it, why not take a shot?
Lots of people are delusional dreamers. But better to be a dreamer that takes a shot, than to relegate yourself to be a jaded cynic who knows why nothing amazing will ever work. I also know this…
The world is a better place because we have delusional dreamers. And we need more of them.