How many times did you have a great idea? You know the one I mean. You thought about something out of the blue and you were so excited. You thought about how you could do it, create it, become rich with it, how you would make it happen and how it would change your life. Then, in your excitement, you went and shared it with someone you know. You innocently thought that they would be as excited as you about it, possibly even wanting to be a part of it with you.
But then it happened. No sooner did you tell the person, they began to laugh, advised you it was a stupid idea and told you it was a waste of time.
You, deflated and embarrassed, nixed the idea.
It’s funny how we trust the advice of others before we trust ourselves. Why is it that we can reject our ideas so easily? This concept has nothing to do with your friends or relatives that are so quick to give you their opinions. This has to do with your belief in yourself.
When you are confident in yourself and your beliefs, it really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. The key here is to realize that if you need to get approval of others of for your idea, then you really aren’t confident in the idea, are you?
If you have a great idea and want to take it to the next level, just get it started, and do not want any roadblocks getting if off the ground, here are some things to think about.
1) Tell no one. This is your idea and your concept. At this stage of the game, you really don’t need anyone’s approval. You just need to convince yourself that you are going to make this happen. Keep it to yourself and build your plan. You will have more fun being in charge and not having to worry about anyone else’s input.
2) Nourish your idea. In order for your idea to grow you need to feed it and help it grow. Make a plan on how much time and money you will spend on it and put the plan into action. Setting aside a time and place to work on an idea and writing it into your day timer will keep you on track to getting your idea off the ground and running.
3) Visualize your idea completed. Always keep the thought of your idea as coming to fruition. The more you can envision the result and how you will feel once it is completed, the more energy and motivation you will have to complete the plan and your idea will come to life.
4) Find support. When you see that you are committed to your idea and it is now forming as a goal, find the tools and resources to help you make it happen. It can be individuals, courses, or processes that will move you in the direction you need to be moving to obtain your goal. It’s much easier to be around the things that support you so that you can stay motivated.
Sometimes, the start of anything is the hardest part. If you can get past the starting line, you have a chance to build momentum and win the race to goal completion.