I deeply believe that people need to act on their ideas, but that can be done in baby steps.
The majority of entrepreneurs that reach out to me looking for advice didn’t do their homework. Their shiny idea blinds them. Sometimes they don’t even google it to check if someone’s already working on the same thing.
There are many ways to test your ideas before moving to action. I particularly like two of them— the Socrates method and thought experiments.
The Socrates method (or questioning) is a way to reveal first principles systematically. It serves both seasoned critical thinkers and beginners — or any curious mind. One word of advice: start by applying it solo and then open the conversation to others. Check out this article to know more
Thought experiments are generally associated with Einstein but have been on the mental toolset of many great thinkers and doers. Thought Experiments allow you to explore different ideas and scenarios and predict consequences and outcomes. Besides being an excellent tool to work on the concept at hand, they are also great for stretching your brain and building mental muscle. Check out this article to know more
Reality is the ultimate test of your ideas, but trimming them out first can be a great way to start acting on them.
Stay strong, Gus