The First Question Every Inventor Should Ask and Answer

Should I Be Doing This?

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

The first steps are easy and fun and cost nothing. You have an idea and spin it in your mind. But once you decide to try and make the idea real, there are real costs with regard to your time, money and focus.

Paths diverge depending on your goals, capabilities, assets, personal network and the invention itself. But at the beginning stage, before getting in deep, the question every inventor and entrepreneur should ask and answer is, "should I be doing this at all?"

It's human nature to value something more when we put time, energy and money into it. Thus, initial time, energy and money justifies ever more time energy and money up to a point of exhaustion.

Add to this the valid belief that success requires persistence.

Put those two things together and it's easy to understand how inventors spend years and years and $10,000, $20,000, $100,000+ on ideas that objectively - to others (and to yourself if you look back and are honest) - were unlikely to succeed. I've been guilty of this myself many times.

So, before you start in earnest, take a hard and honest and careful look at what you're starting. Our Brutally Honest Review will help you do that.

- Mike

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