That one big idea will never come. If you wait for that one big idea that will change your life, the life of millions of others and the entire world you'll wait forever. You'll wait your life away.
And even if it does come at one point in time you won't be ready. You won't have a clue about how to execute that big idea of yours.
If you waited your whole life for that one big idea but never worked on any ideas of yours, be it that book, that painting, that song or that business you won't have a clue about anything.
The only thing you might know is how to create it. But you won't have a clue about the really important stuff. How to distribute it. How to sell it. The psychology of your potential customers. How to get your ideas in stores. Anything.
It's like dating. You don't wait your entire life for the man or the women of your dreams. At least not in most countries. You need a few trial runs. You need to understand the opposite sex. You need to understand what to do and what not to do. What to say and what not to say.
And this takes a hell lot of time. And patience. And training.
What happens when you skip the training part, when you don't show up to rehearsal is that you'll suck at dating. You won't know a thing about the opposite sex. You won't know what to do and what not to do. You won't know what to say and what not to say.
At least I wouldn't.
And when that magic moment finally comes and you see that woman of your dreams walking on the opposite site of the street you won't know what to do. Or what to say. Or how to approach her. And then she'll simply walk away. And with her that big idea of yours.
If you skip the training and never work on getting any ideas of yours out there into the world, then when the magic moment of that one big idea of yours finally comes, it will simply walk away..
And that's the real reason why its so important to have a few failures under your belt. It's actually not so much about failure. It's much more about getting closer to getting it right.
About getting better. About getting ready for that one big thing that might change your life forever. One step at a time..
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]