Have you ever given up on your brainchild

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  • I rarely give up but then it depends on at what point an idea you are trying out escalates to a full on emotional commitment to that idea.

    I think timing plays a significant part.  I'm working on something at the moment that I first had the idea for 4 years ago.  The bits I need and the skills have only just come together.  I won't pretend that my idea has any great significance but it is one of those nagging thoughts that won't go away.

    The? people who critique the idea have a big influence.  I have colleagues whose advice or lack of buy in would make or break the idea.  Then there are the people who Dunning & Kruger would use as examples to illustrate the cognitive bias the pair studied.  No-one could possibly be as good as such people think they are.

  • On Mother’s day*, as I was thinking about my mother and her efforts in raising me, ...

    You had me alarmed there for a moment; I thought that Mother's Day has passed under my radar, but then I saw your footnote where you mention that the UK version of the holiday is in April.  :rolleyes:

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho

  • My management usually ignores me and they come to regret it later when they have a bigger mess to resolve.  :crying:

  • chrisn-585491 - Monday, April 24, 2017 7:35 AM

    My management usually ignores me and they come to regret it later when they have a bigger mess to resolve.  :crying:

    I know exactly what you mean. I have been in such a situation a few times.

  • nitinbhojwani - Monday, April 24, 2017 8:21 AM

    chrisn-585491 - Monday, April 24, 2017 7:35 AM

    My management usually ignores me and they come to regret it later when they have a bigger mess to resolve.  :crying:

    I know exactly what you mean. I have been in such a situation a few times.

    Sorry, I meant I have been in such situations a few times.

  • I have given up on a good number of ideas. I have run out of steam, overreached myself, had collaborators give up and also discovered that I was not as innovative part way through (i.e. suddenly discovered a product doing the same as my idea which I thought was unique so a competing product didn't exist). A number of times these have been good to stop. They say it is best to fail early and I certainly agree. For the majority they have proven to be valuable learning opportunities anyway.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

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