All of us need ideas.
We need ideas for blog posts, new products or services, and even ideas of what to eat.
There are times when inspirational bolts of lightning strike us, when we have unexplainable hunches, or when we simmer on an idea for years.
Now, when it comes to having an idea for doing something new, you don’t need any idea.
You need a good idea worth pursuing.
This might sound simple, but it’s a crippling thought for many people. The fear of potentially doing something new or significant stops many people in their tracks.
This might be you.
Instead of pursuing your dream, you’re sitting in a seat of self-doubt:
“What if no one likes what I have to say?”
“What if people don’t sign up?”
“What if no one shares this with their friends?”
“What if this turns out to be a complete waste of time?”
“What if no one cares?”
I totally get this.
I regularly fight with a tremendous fear of writing.
Regardless of whether I’m writing a tweet, blog post, email, or book, I have to punch fear in the face every time I sit down to write, edit, and publish anything.
Often, we do not act upon our ideas. Whether we think they’re bad, will be a flop, or that other people will think they’re terrible, fear often paralyzes us from moving forward.
But what if I told you there are simple ways you can test your ideas? A way you can know whether or not people will care about what you have to offer before you go public with an official launch.
No, I’m not a magician or crazy. There are many ways you can test your ideas to see if they’re worth pursuing. Here are five ways you can tell whether or not you have a good idea.