We all think of good ideas and yes even those kinds of ideas that change the way things have always been.
Indulge me for a moment.
When I was a kid - in my elementary days - a group of young Americans who were from the Peace Corps started hanging out with us. They often came over, ate with us and would just hang out. I thought it was good idea to have a few of our rooms rented to visiting foreigners and food is free as long as they’d eat what our family was having. I thought it’d be a good way for them to know a little bit about our culture and experience them firsthand as well. Well, that idea stayed only as an idea. Fast forward to now, that idea of mine sounds a lot like Airbnb.
My family is scattered all over the world. So growing up I got used to waiting for letters, parcels, and phone calls. And so my 10-year old self thought it’d be a good idea to invest in communication. Somebody did actually take the time to make communication easier what with the rise of the internet and smartphones.
Michee had always wanted to put up a grocery store that offers refills for condiments such as soy sauce, vinegar, catsup, oil, etc - with shoppers bringing their own reusable containers. And just a few days ago, we learned that such a store has opened in Austin, Texas.
Clearly, someone out there comes up with ideas almost similar to yours. And really what matters most is not coming up with ideas never thought of before. But actually executing your ideas so that they become a reality.