Have you ever tried to fit a square peg in a round hole? Imagine if the peg was small and the round hole was large, it would enter but would it fit perfectly? No. Let’s not even begin with trying to fit a large square peg in a small round hole.
Basically all I’m trying to say is you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole if you’re trying to stand out. Now if your idea is like that square peg and the economic situation is that round hole, you’re not going to be able to execute that idea and excel unless you re-shape your edges (restructuring your idea to fit the current economic standards). However, ask yourself if you really have to get rid of that original and unique idea just because it’s different and doesn’t seem to be in fit in the economy at that point in time. Most times, we don’t view something as a challenge till someone proffers an absurd (at that time) solution to the problem.
Look at recent innovations of the past decade, Apple, Uber, Snapchat, Nintendo Wii, Twitter, Google Maps, Burj Khalifa and so on; these all started out and was received as crazy innovations before people accepted and came to love them. Executing your different idea takes time and your energy like great innovations do but at the end of the day, it’s worth it. You don’t even have to be an innovator to make a difference as everyone isn’t cut out for that but you can dare to be different at your place of work by finding out different ways of preferring solutions to problems and doing just that. Round holes are not made for square pegs to fit but to stand out and do something different.
Have this in mind when chasing your idea
and have a lovely Wednesday.