You see what you choose to see, think what you choose to think.
It’s not what you expect, it’s what you inspect. Coming up with an idea is so much about being in the “toddler stage” as it is about progressing into a fully-fledged plan.
Remember, you see what you choose to see and your idea is like drilling for oil. Just because you think of it, spend some time drilling, but get no oil, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.
The question is, when was the last time you went back and looked at some of your old ideas?
A friend of mine, Frank Bisignano, CEO of First Data said, “Circumstances change.” Just because it’s several months later doesn’t mean you can’t make that ask again, re-evaluate why something didn’t work at the time, but why it could work now.
Every month I make it a practice to go through my sent email folder. With your computers you have such an easy way to follow-up with people and double-check. Use that tool to your advantage and start making things happen!