When was the last time you had a good idea?

A year? A month? A week? A day? An hour?

“I don’t have any good ideas.”

Well, do you have any bad ideas?

In order to have good ideas, you have to start with bad ideas. Lots and lots of bad ideas. Eventually, some good ones will surface.

The problem is, we think an idea has to be perfect in order to present it–that every ‘what if’ scenario needs to be played out.

Ideas don’t start perfect, they become more perfect with input, feedback, testing, measuring and implementing.

Here is the good news: ideas are cheap. Cheaper than ever before. You can have a 3D print, a website, a mock-up done in a couple hours.

Plant seeds and watch which ones will grow. Develop a posture of asking What if?

Forget about perfect ideas. Perfect is the barrier that separates us from deterioration to creativity.