If you’re sitting on an idea but waiting because you’re not quite ready to launch, I want you to ask yourself these two questions.
Am I excited about this idea?
If you answered yes, awesome! This means the idea is important to you and you can use this excitement to bring it to life.
If you answered no, why are you doing it? It may be a good idea but you may not be the one to bring it to life. Don’t let your ego, logic or the expectation of others push you into something that’s not right for you.
Am I scared about this idea?
If you answered yes, awesome! If it’s not scaring you a little then you’re not pushing yourself enough. Excited fear is one of the tell-tale signs that you’re on the right path.
If you answered no, it could be because it doesn’t mean all that much to you. If that’s the case, maybe this isn’t the right idea for you to be investing your valuable time in.
It could also mean that you’re born for this and are way past your start date. Just get on with it!
Want to know why you need to start now?
I’ve often found that when I’m stalling on a project, I use the excuse of I’m not quite ready yet. I want to do more research, test it with more people or make it bigger and better.
But what I’ve learnt is that often the answers I need come after it’s gone live. The details I was fussing over were such a minor issue. The pivots I’ve made after it’s been tested with real people are things I would never have discovered twirling the idea around in my mind.
Rather than wait until you think you’re ready, get it out there now. Talk to people about what you’re planning and see where the conversation takes you.
Let the idea evolve as you do. Allow it to be moulded to suit the clients that need it the most, rather than the assumptions and expectations you’ve created in your mind.
You have a ton of knowledge and expertise that can help a lot of people right now. Sure you can always learn more, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out to those that need you now.
Often when we stall or procrastinate on an idea or project, it’s because we’ve made up a story of how it’s meant to be, look or feel. We’re worried about what people will say or perhaps we’re still getting used to the new way we want to work with people.
When you start before you think you’re ready you’ll discover the answers you need in the steps that you take.
You’ll discover the confidence you’re waiting for once you share what you already know.
You’ll discover that your idea will grow and develop as you do but that’s no reason not to share it.