As a founder, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in seeing things your way. You see an opportunity and a path to pursuing it. You’re locked in and focused. Founders often miss that their way isn’t the only way or always the best way. As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Founders should be locked in on a destination but not necessarily a path. They should be searching for the best path to get to the desired destination. Sometimes that path will be something they thought of, and sometimes it will come from others. That’s one reason I’m a big fan of founders sharing their ideas with other people. Sharing invites feedback, some of which will be valuable insights.
If you’re a founder going after a great opportunity, consider taking time to solicit feedback. You never know, you might just uncover the yellow brick road to your Emerald City.