“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”– Thomas Edison
How many potentially great ideas have you had during your career that you have left unpursued? Have you ever had an idea that you didn’t go after just to see a colleague or competitor implement something similar soon after?
Thomas Edison was not only great because of his ideas, but also because of his ability to see them through to reality. He holds 1,093 US patents in his name. In addition to inventing the first mass produced light bulb, he invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera and much more. Imagine the impact on the way we live today if Edison had just sat on his ideas.
Do you have an idea that you are sitting on right now? Maybe now is the time to see it through. Maybe now is the time to make an impact on your industry.