The Myth Of The Overnight Success

The premise of The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun is that great ideas arrive in perfect form, requiring no further development.  But this is unrealistic.

Henry Ford didn’t get it right the first time around when working on his Ford automobiles.  His earlier models were mostly smelly, inefficient and prone to stalling.  Thankfully, he didn’t give up.  He continued developing his cars, eventually perfecting the famous Model T.

Another crucial aspect of having good ideas is just having lots of them.  If you believe in the idea, work to overcome the initial challenges.

This I have found to be true in my own journey. 

Whether it’s development and the challenges I face on a daily basis or creating greater awareness around the benefits of development and why we all need to work together to make change happen.

Property development is not a get rich quick scheme.  Some would have you try and believe that.  In my experience it certainly hasn’t been.  And whilst there’s some initial appeal to being on a faster track to wealth sooner than you thought possible, it smacks of corners being cut and dodgy deals.  I have no interest in being part of that.

From where I sit, if you persist, constantly learn and work hard to improve, you’ll find yourself delivering a better product and achieving long term success.  Wealth creation is a by-product of delivering successful projects.  And successful projects take time, blood, sweat and tears.

If you don’t buy into the get rich quick schemes, then email me and let’s talk about how we can help you get the right strategies to build long term success.

Graeme Fan