March 29, 2007

Why people say no to your idea

Seth Godin intimates that there are two reasons people say no to your idea: 1) It's been done before. 2) It's never been done before.

I think there are many more reasons that people say no.

  • They are scared of change.
  • They don't understand your idea.
  • They want to repackage your idea as their own.
  • They don't like you.
  • Or maybe it's a bad idea.

Ultimately it's your idea and you need to take ownership of it. If the naysayers are in the way, figure out a way to move them.

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