I bet you’ve got a ton of brilliant ideas just waiting for the perfect time to implement. You buzzed with excitement when the idea came to you, but then you promptly tucked it away for safe keeping until you were ready.
Buuut I’m guessing that there might be a few of your glorious ideas that have accumulated more of their fair share of virtual dust as they sit waiting for you to do something with them.
I get it. You want to do things right. You don’t want to look like a fool or even worse fail…
Why you need to take action now
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt over the past few years is the longer you wait, the more likely you are of talking yourself out of your glorious idea.
You’ll wait until you have all the answers and then you’ll keep waiting until you have all the skills.
Instead, I urge you to take action now. The sooner you get moving with it, the sooner you’ll get to learn if it was the right idea for you.
Your mind can’t give you a definitive answer, only action can.
The 5 steps you need to take to help you get started
When we get an idea, we get excited. Then within a few seconds (or days, if you’re lucky) the doubt will kick in. You’ll start to overthink it, over-prepare and overwhelm yourself with all the possibilities.
Instead, start small and follow these steps:
- Write down your idea. Get it out of your mind and let it take it’s first breath on your page.
- Acknowledge the doubts. Write down the I can’ts that are coming to mind.
- Why do you want to? Write down why you want to do this.
- What will you learn? Write down the lessons you’ll learn when you take the action and test the idea.
- Who will it help? Write down who you aim to help with this idea.
Now that you’ve emptied the self-doubt and uncertainty onto the page, you’ve followed up with the reminder of why you need to start now. You’ll learn the lessons you need to learn and help some people along the way. Sure there is always more to learn, but I bet there are people you can help right now with the first version of your glorious idea.
So why are you keeping them waiting?