(I had to wait 5 minutes for the men’s room to clear so I could take this pic without getting arrested or beat up)
I’ve NEVER met a fellow man who enjoys hanging out in a restroom any longer than it takes to… well, you know… go. But even if the men’s restroom needed a place to put up your feet, I highly doubt it should be within 5 feet of these urinals.
So, someone had an idea. Or maybe they just needed to stash a couch out of the way. Either way, perception is truth to the person perceiving. If an idea’s execution is poor, the idea may as well be equally poor. Recently I attended a gathering where one of the first things I noticed was a vinyl banner mounted loose, slightly off-center and slightly crooked. No big deal, right? Wrong. I had to fight the feeling that what I was about to experience was… well… hack. Details matter.
As a creative, I thoroughly enjoy the brainstorming process. I love trying new things. However, on occasion I’ve been guilty of prematurely pushing along the execution of an idea for the sake of completion and all it’s thrill. The following pressures can creep upon the best of us:
- *deadline pressures
- *cost factors
- *failing to seek input from trusted sources
- *emotional detachment from the original idea
- *unwillingness to modify the original idea
- *unrestrained excitement to launch
Whatever the reason, remember this: don’t put the couch next to the urinal!
May this be a lasting reminder to take a little extra time properly execute your idea. Your idea deserves this.