I am willing to guess that the number of valuable ideas that are left unspoken every day in this world are staggering. You yourself have ideas that you are unwilling to communicate to someone. You have them all the time and yet you stifle them so as not to embarrass yourself. Before anyone ever has a chance to hear, understand, analyze, or criticize your idea, you have killed it in your own mind. All you have done is think for everyone around you. Who are you to say they don’t have the right to hear you and make up their own mind?
No one has a good idea every time. There are some that have only had one great idea in their life, but what if this one is it? What if you keep the value you have created and never give it a voice? If you do not speak for the value in you, then the world will never know it. What is the human cost to your life, the life of your friends, and the world if your value is hidden and silent?
And what about the cost to your company or organization? Companies today spend millions to mine and organize data. They have server farms generating sales and performance data twenty-four hours a day. But how can real and dynamic innovation come from this data if the majority of the people in the organization are simply allowed to recite it and are never allowed to innovate with it and create value? This is the greatest waste of human potential our world knows today. The innovative human mind has been silenced so that we can digest more data and facts.