whether or not this handcrafted life’s work was a good idea?
Note: He wouldn't have shipped. He would have been in a state of analysis paralysis. His friends and family would have pushed back at him, discouraged him.
that they fail to bring their provocative ideas to the world.
Note: This sounds like any incumbent industry. They get challenged by more innovative upstarts that eat their lunch and slowly but surly take all their customers one by one. See: newspaper and book publishers
It’s only in the center, where we resonate with the market and get it right, that we can produce effectively.
Note: Call this the center of the target.
ideas are worth pursuing and which ones aren’t actually so great.
Note: "Get off the bitch train" (@garyvee) if you have more than one idea that's a winner.