100% of the projects you don’t try will fail
failure isn’t just a lack of success. It can take many forms. one of the ones we identified was that a lost opportunity to learn is a failure.
Nobody buys a band’s “Worst hits” Album
If you throw enough crap, some of it will stick to the wall. Those are your greatest hits. No one cares about the less than successful ones (Unless it cost them something). I could come up with quite the list of failed personal projects (although all my client projects are HUGE successes, hehehe…).. If you come up with 5 bad ideas, and 1 great idea, you will be remembered (and rewarded) for that 1 great idea.
If you need a foil, get one
I’ve come up with some good ideas, but a few stalled because I didn’t have the oomph to go from idea to action. Often telling a (supportive) person will help you get the idea closer to reality. My most recent example is probably CreatorCamp, which I was about to let die on its own, but Mark Blevis picked up on it and together we have a new event that’s being planned everywhere from Ottawa to Calgary to Chicago – how cool is that?
Shut Up and Get to work
Really, that’s the idea here. You could stay on twitter emulating the other idiots who only mimic successful people, or you can set about your own path, and see where that takes you. If you fail, you will learn. If you succeed, you will shine. If you emulate others, you will be nothing.