Talent, Olympics, Nature, Ideas, Execution, Outcomes & Genetics
By Nneka Okumazie
Can most young, healthy and tall people around the world be trained to play basketball?
Though many may play, a few of very few would become really extraordinarily excellent.
There are often debates on nature, nurture, ideas, execution, talent, diligence, raw material and refinery, etc. but most of these debates are skewed by conversation or situational objectives.
Some often argue against refining if they want to defend the necessity of potential. Some argue against ideas if they want to make the case for execution.
Depending on the situation, one supersedes the other, but both directions are not straight lines.
There are base ideas, great ideas and answers.
Worthless ideas are worthless.
Base ideas are a dime a dozen.
Good execution is greater than base ideas.
But with great ideas or answers – both are far beyond the disdain that people treat base ideas.
It is possible to execute a base idea, learn, have a better idea, try again until it becomes great and becomes the answer.
It is also possible to, without execution, have a really great idea. Not a base idea + unchecked delirium thinking it’s great.
It is also possible to have an answer, directly, to a problem, which can be theoretical but would solve the problem when implemented.
The world has an answers problem. There are so many problems and situations without answers – or at least great ideas.
There are problems in healthcare, housing, food, social services, debt, development, security, etc. that are just elusive. Most things executed around them are in another direction from the solution.
In different countries around the world, there are all kinds of executed projects, events, etc. carrying base ideas – resulting in no progress. For them, it is sometimes compounded by bad execution.
There are paths that money is thrown at, and continuously, yet no progress, not for lack of altered action, but for lack of great ideas or answers.
Most times, the challenge is how does the world excavate great ideas or answers, if possible, without too expensive initial execution?
There are criticisms of ideas – in many circles like in gaming development, movie scripts, books, apps, or other areas.
It may seem like everyone has something in this area and ideas mean nothing.
Yes, base ideas – in these areas – mean nothing.
It is possible that pushback from those working in these fields are against people who parade themselves as having some special, with a certain attitude, or with a certain low-quality title that holds no originality, but great ideas or answer would do wonder with execution.
Saying ideas are worthless without a lot of contexts may say a lot about the individual.
It is good to be execution driven, but the raw material matters enormously.
Minerals, precious metals, oil – are sometimes of different forms of matter with other common stuff, but the same form does not mean equation.
It is not possible to refine just any liquid saying its oil, no matter how good the refinery is.
Overplaying the power of execution, or ‘doing something’ has sometimes led to trouble in many sectors.
Two conspicuous examples of a refinery of everything – but sometimes funnel of trouble are religion and education.
Religion as gear is like a general-purpose refinery that causes more trouble than it solves.
Religion, not just organized, including certain fads and new trends, can be intoxicating.
It pulls in all – sometimes like what nationality is, many bear it, but don’t care that their words or actions do not represent or uphold what it should truly mean.
Education is also similar – sometimes a non-functional refinery is staged for walk-ins.
Coupons are given after the tour – where many sometimes know of something, but no refinement.
Religious fellowship and educating instruction were answered in the beginning.
But execution doctrine – rather than great ideas or answers, on how this fits for that location, or this person, or those situations, led to their collapse.
Refinement and execution are immensely limited when unaccompanied by answers or great ideas.
It is possible to have hundreds of base ideas but no great one.
It is possible that there are many big and successful groups around – having no great ideas.
It is possible there are unsolved, incurables or unknowns because of no answers or great ideas.
It is also possible that some had base ideas that were really bad ideas or fake truth, but ran it to the ruin of many beyond the time of the initiator.
There is always the fiftieth version of some execution of some old idea – but guarantees no progress.
Answers are light.
[Genesis 1:4, And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.]