Something interesting happened last week via my Twitter. I tweeted:
How to succeed in today's fast paced world: a) Find a baby. b) Nurture it. A baby will always grow. Hype will fade. Food for the wise.
— Memkoh (@memkoh) April 7, 2016
The next day, I saw a message in my inbox from someone (let’s call him Chris) who was curious to know what this meant. So I found myself reaching deeper to provide an explanation for my 2-second idea, for this person who was curious enough to ask.
Here’s the conversation:
Chris: “How to succeed in today’s fast paced world: a) Find a baby. b) Nurture it. A baby will always grow. Hype will fade. Food for the wise.
Could u explain this pls. What do you mean by a baby?”
Memkoh: Hello! It’s nice of you to dm me to clarify this.
If you think of your idea or business as a baby, you’re picturing something really small that seems powerless and almost fragile.
Treating your idea/business as a baby then means that you’re nurturing it daily, to grow. It means that you’re not in a hurry to make your baby become an adult because you know it eventually will.
And by doing that, one day leads to the other, and this hypothetical baby, your business is a college graduate aka successful. It occurred to me that thinking this way will serve as a reality check and help us take calculated risks (baby steps as they call it) towards the attainment of our goals and subsequently, the success of our visions…instead of the all-too-common hype approach that’s plaguing our society.