The Simple Difference Between Good and Bad Ideas

A blessing and a curse.

Michael Ndubuaku
2 min readSep 28, 2023


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Ideas are based on perspective.

A vision can be crystal clear to some while blurry to others.

A good idea is an answer to a question. A unique solution to a peculiar problem. One that has never been seen before.

If an idea is never put into action, it has no value. It becomes useless. Worse than useless, it’s now a complete waste of brain space.

Ideas need to be taken up before they can be regarded as either good or bad. Still, it’s worth remembering that a bad idea is far better than a good idea not done.

Like a fine wine or a gorgeous woman, they will only improve with time. Bad ideas often become good ideas when used long enough. Hence, the oldest inventions still in use today are considered the best ideas.

So, what is a good idea? The answer is simple: One that happens is. If it doesn’t, it isn’t.

To some people, ideas come quickly, without too much effort. To others, it can be an absolute struggle.

Ironically, the people who struggle are often the ones who become the most successful.

To have an abundance of ideas can be a blessing and a curse. Moving on to the next one becomes too easy without investing enough time in the previous one.

Nevertheless, if you are one of those who struggle with ideas, you have no choice but to make what you have work for you.

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