On Big Ideas

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A big idea will change you. Your friends may love you, but they may not want you to change. If you change, then their dynamic with you also changes.

With business colleagues it's even worse. They're used to dealing with you in a certain way. They're used to having a certain level of control over the relationship. And they want whatever makes them more prosperous. Sure, they might prefer if you prosper as well, but that's not their top priority.

Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That is why good ideas are always initially resisted. Good ideas come with a heavy burden, which is why so few people execute them. So few people can handle it. — Hugh McLeod

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