Think big, start small should be the mantra of modern innovation.
What it essentially means is that if you want to have a great idea, have lots of ideas and try them all out.
Winning at innovation very seldom arrives in the form of one clean home run the first time out. It takes a lot of small experiments to fine tune a ‘question of curiosity’ into something that actually works.
Your success really does depend on the quality of your thinking. If your thinking is fundamentally flawed, your solution will be a hollow one too.
Innovation is a journey, not a destination. You need to commit yourself to never actually ever arriving at a place where you feel comfortable. And for many, that position is deeply unsettling.
So if the idea of being a lifelong student doesn’t excite you, then perhaps this whole innovation thing just isn’t your vibe.