Why Having too Many Great Ideas Could be a Bad Idea

If you’re like most people at one time in your life, you’ve had what you believed to be a great idea. A few great ideas later and that original idea sits collecting dust while slowly being forgotten. It’s normal for our minds to wander in different directions. The thoughts and ideas that last are the ones that we give the most attention too.

Our brains are powerful. The more we do anything, the easier it becomes. If I told you to make a fist, you could do it almost without even thinking about it. But ask a toddler to do the same thing, and the response is slower if any at all. The reason is simple. We’ve developed reliable pathways in the part of the brain responsible for opening and closing our hands.


The same can be true for those great ideas that we have. The problem for most of us is that we never see what may become from those them. We don’t allow ourselves to create that strong foundation, because we either give up or we become distracted with the next best idea.


Having new ideas isn’t necessarily always a bad thing, but we need to learn how to filter through these them and pounce on the ones that could be life-changing. It’s crucial to acknowledge ideas as they arise, but we need to be careful that they don’t distract us from where we want to go.

Sometimes new ideas arise from things that we are already working on. That’s a good thing, but we need to be careful that our energy isn’t spread so thin across the board that what we’re initially working on loses momentum. This is where it gets tricky because sometimes we don’t realize that we’re doing it.


There isn’t any reason all of us can’t achieve our own goals. Great ideas are meant to be acted upon or else we’ll risk them dying with us. We are all capable of doing great things, but we need to focus more on accomplishing them and less on the distractions that surround us.


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