You know the joke.

A clown hands you a handkerchief and as you grab it, more come out.

Red ones, yellow ones, green ones.

One after another in a seemlingly endless rope of colour.

Ideas are like that.

You may think that you only have one great idea, so you had better be very careful with it, but underneath is an endless realm of possibilities.

Test your idea, try it, see if you can make it work.

If it does, great, but if not, it’s not the end of the world.

Keep pulling and there’s another idea underneath.

And another one.

And another one.

A couple of important additional points here:

  • If ideas are endless, don’t be afraid to be generous with others, giving them ideas that can help their situation, even if you don’t get the credit,
  • There’s no such thing as a million dollar idea, only million dollar actions.