Does Your Idea Suck, or did You Quit Too Soon?
“I’ve not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison
This question came up during a Tim Ferriss podcast with Seth Godin and massively hit home on a personal level. Seth discussed the difference between letting go of a project and whether or not you gave up too soon.
Ask yourself this; Is my idea bad so I should drop it, or have I not persisted long enough on the project and gave up too soon?
Knowing the difference, according to Seth, is an essential skill worth having. It’s a question I wrestle with daily.