Ideas are just opinions and information unless they are executed and developed. Most often, I hear my fellow young people complaining about how it was their idea but that someone stole and is doing it, or better yet, I gave him that idea on a platter and yet he did not pay for it let alone acknowledge it; he owes me.
Newsflash, that idea is not yours until you make it yours. Sound like an oxymoron, right? Albeit, let me explain: An idea is like a fairy tale, or a story, whatever or whoever uses that story to their benefit is liable to no one. The question then is, why is it painful that when someone executed what we thought about first? In life being first and the drive to achieve is inert, though stronger in some than in others. While there are people present who can think brilliantly, there are some that cannot put thoughts together on their own; and it is these that seem to pick ideas from other people and implement them.
Back to what an idea is: Think about an idea as potential or an ability. You are only able to know what your capable of until you try. It does not end there, the potential to actualize an idea is what makes the difference. Think of “conception”. When a woman falls pregnant, the whole gestation period until she gives birth and finally names her baby, that is exactly how ideas work.
Once you have an idea is like having the ability to give birth, but it is up until you conceive, give birth you will not hold a baby in your arms. Furthermore, unless you give that baby an identity (name), you may not be the one to raise it. We all know of children given up for adoption that go on to live elsewhere and call other people their parents.
As such until you conceive that idea in your mind, plan about your idea, you will never have it. Up until you take actions on your plan that idea will never grow. Up until you patent that idea, someone will adopt it and it will bear fruits for them which you may never ever taste. Miscarriages of ideas usually happen when you speak too soon about your idea. Learn to conceive it and go through the process of gestation until you are able to give birth to your idea.
Its therefore imperative that when you have an idea, plan around it, take action. When time is right register it, then patent all information about it, then you will have a right as to how it will grow, and who can benefit from your idea.
It’s not enough to just have an idea.