An idea is nothing until the pencil is put to paper; it’s neither good or bad until you start to build on it. And there’s the rub—the building part. Maybe that’s why only a small portion of the population experiences great success in life. Because they dare to build it. There’s no other way to determine if your idea is great without getting it out there. Here’s a few quotes to think about:
“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher.
“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” —Seth Godin, Squidoo founder and author.
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder.
How it Applies
This magazine started the same way that your company started—with an idea. And every advertisement was born out of an idea for the message each company wanted to convey. We are constantly thinking of ideas that will make the magazine better. I appreciate those who every once in a while pass along their suggestions.
One of the things we’ll be doing in the near future is to offer classifieds at an even lower rate than what they are now. And for those of you who may not be familiar with the way we do classifieds; you submit Online and they appear Online as well as in print.
I want to take a moment to mention the International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM). They are building on the idea of starting an ISWM Manufacturers Division and are looking for participants. Now I think that’s a good idea!