I used to be really proud of being an ‘Idea Man’ - you could give me almost any scenario and in a short while I’d be able to synthesize a very good solution for your issue. I’ve done this hundreds of times and often amaze myself with what I come up with.
But it’s not that important. It’s really not.
I’ve been learning over the last 10+ years, that it’s the guys that execute who deliver the greatest amount of value. The guys who put their heads down to get it done - they may not be the smartest, most creative or even the most talented, but if they can create and finish something, they’ve done what most people can’t. (And if they are super smart and talented - well watch out!)
We live in a world of consumerism. Most people are not creators and that’s ok, not everyone wants to be.
Ex. Most people read other updates on Facebook, but how many of us actually create our own content? publish their own art? share their own stories that they experienced? You can say we’ve been trained very well to be excellent consumers, but the same training for being a creator is not as prevalent.
This post is my cheers to the Do-ers of the world and the one inside me as well.
Keep doing your thing, even if no one is watching.