I was recently reminded of how important it is in the lifecycle of an idea to actually share the idea.
When you can correctly put into words (or letters if you’re typing) the main thrust of what you’ve conceived, it helps to really process the idea. You can’t fully understand the idea until you’ve tried to explain it to a trusted friend.
Ideas are these little things of energy that have to be realized. They only take shape when they’re wrestled with, and having a friend to help certainly makes the struggle easier.
I’ve shared 2 ideas today with friends. One was received really well, the other not so much. But that’s the way it goes sometimes. Without sharing the idea, I might have continued to develop it and realize too late that it was crap. At least I can move on the good idea and drop the bad one.
How often do you share ideas with friends?