Maybe your idea is bad

03/24/2015

It’s really easy to fool yourself into thinking that you have a creativity overload problem (“how do I decide which project?!”) rather than an issue with fear. The truth is that your ideas might all be terrible, and you might need to go back to the drawing board.

Even worse: you might decide to move on a project and people might hate it. You might be ashamed and humiliated. These are completely valid fears.

But if you’re fooling yourself about the nature of the issue, it’s possible to incubate bad ideas for far longer than you should. Get it out there already.

Your idea might be terrible, but that doesn’t mean you’re terrible.

It just means you need another idea.