In one of the many self-help/motivation/entrepreneur books I read a while back it said that everybody has at least one million dollar idea a year, but most of us ignore them. By this it meant each of us comes up with an idea for something that if built and marketed could easily net their creator a million dollars of profit.
While I’m sure there is no real science behind that claim, I can’t help but think it is true. You just have to look at those just do it kinds of people who have started four multi-million dollar businesses by the time they are 21 to know it is obviously true for some.
I got an idea for an app the other day which I am sure would make millions, it is just working out how to develop it that stopped me following it up (for now). I constantly have ideas for new novels, which I diligently write down in my stories to follow up one day notebook (really, I should say collection; there are five notepads full of ideas now). Could one of those be a previous year’s million dollar idea?
I wonder if in today’s immediate gratification world if we aren’t just a little too lazy to set ourselves free sometimes. Sure, I’ve finished a couple of novels (which will now never see the light of day) but when all is said and done, I really could have at least ten unpublished novels by now if I had applied myself over this past decade.
Do you have a million dollar idea, writing or otherwise, that you never followed up? Imagine if you did follow it through to the end. Imagine how much better the world might be if we all did?!?