I’ve been reading, ‘Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity‘ by Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com

It’s a great read but page 9 really struck a chord with me.

I get asked a lot, “Your business card format is very simple. Aren’t you worried about somebody ripping it off?” Standard answer: Only if they can draw more of them than me, better than me.

Many entrepreneurs are nervous about sharing their idea at the risk of someone stealing it.

The truth is, they won’t have the passion that you do and that is the key to success. (Or they may not even understand your idea.) No one succeeds at something they do half-heartedly.

This passion makes all the sacrifices, long hours, sleepless nights and hard work worthwhile.

So what is the lesson for this chapter?

Doing anything worthwhile takes forever. Ninety percent of what separates successful people and failed people is time, effort and stamina.

Do you agree with Hugh’s stance on sharing your idea?