Refine what you have
Ideas are plentiful. Ideas are everywhere. You can chase them at any point in time. You can have them, explore them and cultivate them. you can grow them or destroy them - or forget them. Ideas are free.
So why do we still have mediocre product on the shelfs? Why do we still have things that don’t function properly, that take too much energy and effort to manufacture? Things that are disposable and become obsolete way before their time?
The reason is simple. The reason for bad products is new ideas. New ideas are shinier. They’re more exciting. They can seem more attractive.
The most realistic scenario is that chasing a new idea and a new solution will require a greater amount of work than refining an existing idea. Refining what you have will likely lead to a better overall product. You can implement new ideas and refine what you have instead of chasing something completely new. This is one of the reasons why people never finish what they started (myself included) - a new and better, and shinier idea is ready and waiting for you to play with.
The question is when do you stop playing and when do you start making something meaningful?
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.
Dmitry N. Rusakov