Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How do you know it’s a great idea?

There are times when great inspiration will suddenly descend upon us and bestow...a great idea!

How do you know if it’s the one though? Here are a few criteria that I follow in finding out whether a brain fart is worth pursuing.

It’s simple. The beauty of most great ideas lies in its simplicity. How do you know if it’s simple enough? If you can explain it in just one sentence it probably is. It might need some polishing if it takes 2-3. Four to five sentences means it needs more work.

It can be made to work. If your whole concept is reliant on anti-gravity to make it work, you’re probably going to have to wait a few years for the technology to catch up with you before you should get cracking.

It benefits people. Great ideas have the power to change the world or at the very least improve people’s lives. If your idea benefits only you, chances are it’s not so great after all.

So, had any great ideas lately?


April Ann said...

I have one and I've been sleeping on it. Thanks for posting this... lemme think it some more. =)

Jonas Diego said...

No problem. :)