“The true entrepreneur is a doer not a dreamer” -Nolan Bushnell
When you have an original idea you will have an Aha moment. And now that I’ve convinced you that an idea without implementation is little more than a daydream, you will be eager to get to the execution part. That’s when you will have your Oops moment. This phase may be less frustrating if you are leading a small startup in an incubation center, but in a large corporate setup, it will likely be very challenging. Regardless of what your environment is, don’t be disheartened. You have to take your idea into unfamiliar territories, become comfortable with experimenting and make it a success.
Remember that at first a number of people will come to hear you out, but once you start facing challenges, people will move away. Any entrepreneurial journey will become lonely at some point. When you start seeing some success, everyone will try to join the party and have a piece of the cake. This is especially more common in large corporate setups.
You will be given a small fund for implementing your idea and then put under tremendous pressure to show results and profits. At one point you may even want to kick yourself for having your idea! You knew an idea could change your life but you didn’t expect it would be in this way! The point is that true innovation is an entrepreneurial journey. Only if you are prepared to take some knockouts and still stand back up will you get the taste of it.