How Idealist & Realist Individuals perceive Innovation

You definitely need new ideas to boost your business in today’s fast growing trends in every field of life, but a lot of ideas didn’t get that level of success even though they have the right potentials. We need to consider the factors which convert an idea to a big success.

In order to be able to differentiate between idealism and realism, the concepts must be thoroughly understood. Idealism is when you envision or see things in an ideal or perfect manner. Realism, on the other hand, tends toward a more pragmatic and actual view of a situation.

Naturally, everyone is blessed with different qualities, some worked hard to furnish their qualities further and they got advance expertise in those areas which make them distinct. An idealist has potential to share new ideas but a realistic has a habit of perceiving new ideas by keeping their practicality in mind. That’s why; realists are winning most of the time because they come up with the risks of any new idea with excellent reasons why a particular idea will fail. Since, most of new ideas have a high rate of failure. But, if an organization never tries anything new because there is always a strong case against new idea then others will take the lead in market by announcing new products!

It’s a rare combination, when an individual is blessed with both the blends (idealistic & realistic) and both these approaches are necessary for successful innovation.

Finally, Some popular quotes regarding this philosophy;

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive. – William F. Buckley

I’m an idealist: I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way. –Carl Sanburg

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H. L. Mencken

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. –Eric Hoffer

I am a mixture of idealist and realist. –Roger Moore

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2 thoughts on “How Idealist & Realist Individuals perceive Innovation

  1. We’ve been adding and organizing hundreds of innovation videos onto the InnovationCourses.org site. Do you have any videos that you’d like us to add? Perhaps you’ve done a Ted Talk, presentation, demo, shared some tips, etc. Or, maybe you have a video about innovation you would recommend to others.

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