Ideas are most vulnerable when they’re first conceived.
If you don’t take immediate action to move them forward, they’ll most likely die.
That’s not to say good ideas become bad ideas the longer they remain dormant. Rather, that advancing them forward immediately increases the likelihood of bringing them to life.
Consider some of the ideas you’ve had in your life. How many have come to pass? What’s different between the ones that survived and those that died?
For me, it all depends on how quickly I took action. The longer I go without taking a step forward with an idea, the more likely I am to abandon it.
Ideas don’t count as progress. Execution does. I never want to be that guy at the bar wearing his letterman jacket yelling about how he had the idea for Amazon back in his day. The difference is that guy never takes steps toward fulfilling his ideas…
You won’t make the world a better place with ideas. You’ve got to bring them into reality for them to matter.