My imagination has been debunked!
August 30, 2012 10:24 AM Subscribe
In the past 24 hours I've discovered that both of my "million dollar" ideas (for websites/services/apps) are already out there and established. To me, these weren't just "good ideas", they were "innovations" I was emotionally invested in and slowly working towards. How do I move on? (in two parts)
posted by itesser to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
On the micro level: how can I stay interested and enthusiastic on these specific ideas when I find out they're not as groundbreaking/innovative as I hoped?
On the macro level: How do I keep dreaming and hobby-developing when I don't have an immediate passion project and I feel like my good ideas will always be "taken away from me"?
Intellectually, I know the general advice is to "just keep swimming", but right now I'm reeling from feeling like I've lost the edge on both of my passion projects, and confidence in myself. Yesterday I felt like I could put them in my portfolio and say "I thought of this all on my own!" and now all I can say is "This is my version of [existing product]".