Killer of creative ideas

What do you think the number one killer of creative ideas is? Why do some ideas flourish while others – mostly – don’t grow at all?

It’s not because you don’t have the right tools. Sometimes you’ll have to make do with what you’ve got, or alter your perception of other tools to get what you need.

It’s not because your idea isn’t good enough. You can’t accurately judge the value of an idea until you make it a reality.

It’s not because you don’t have enough time. Everyone can find at least five minutes every day to work on evolving their ideas.

It’s not because you need to plan more. There’s a time and place for planning, the first phase of building out an idea is not the time or place for it.

No, what kills most creative ideas is your innate fear of failure. Everything else is an excuse. Think about that for a minute and then evaluate your most recent ideas or projects and ask yourself what has been killing off ideas.

Are you authentically working on growing your ideas, or coming up with excuses as a result of fear?

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven‒Goran Eriksson

Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt‒Laurvig.