When you have a business idea, giving life to that idea is like taking your first exam in school. It's going to shake you to your core. But once you go through with it, you will find out that it's just one of many. It will always take more than one idea. In fact, how well you executed that idea is not going to matter much by the time you go through the other ideas you have to come up with. You are going to get better as you go from one idea to the next, and soon you'll find yourself less disturbed by the need to keep finding more ideas.
Every business goes through a life-cycle which begins with be born from an idea, then the survival race begins and once survival is comfortably established the business focuses on expansion. Then as the entire business landscape changes, the business will have to be born again to remain relevant and profitable. When a business gets to a stage where it bothers more about remaining relevant and profitable, then it is at a maturity stage. The stage every new business wants to reach.
So how do you take your business idea, turn it into a living business and ride that business to maturity stage? The answer is simple. Perhaps, simpler than you expect. You've done it before, with your schooling. All you have to do is not give up. Even if you fail a class, don't drop out. If JAMB is blocking your way, don't quit. If a lecturer is victimizing you, keep you eyes on the final goal. No matter what happens on your path to business success, don't quit. And that is the way to take a business from idea to maturity.