Oh my gosh, readers, I am so excited! I’m going to buy a boat, start a business, launch a kickstarter, buy some land, own a farm, and do all of the things. (!!!)
Yes, these are all things that I want to do. But I struggle to get past the “wanting” phase and move into the “doing” part of the plan. I get so excited about every little thing. My head is filled with ideas, inventions, career paths, and yet…here I am…doing the same-old.
A lot of us have great ideas and grand plans, but seem to get stuck in a rut. Not out of a lack of desire, but probably more due to indecision and fear. It’s hard to change careers (what’s the best path for me, anyway?!) and it’s scary, too (what if it doesn’t work out??!). And, the worst, and weirdest part, is: what if it does work out?
What if you followed-through on every idea, every project, every plan that you had? Sometimes I think that, if I actually launched a kickstarter campaign, then I’d be stuck doing so much work and I’d have no time to play. It’s so much easier and safer to just stay where I am.
WRONG! Safe ≠ Happy. Keeping everything in your life the same, out of fear, indecision, etc. leads to a boring and unsatisfying life.
If you were able to overcome and actually follow-through on your ideas and plans, you would have something to be proud of. You would feel successful, fulfilled, like an achiever. That sounds a lot better than playing it safe, or taking the easy way out.
And more than that, you set yourself up for more and more success every time a project is completed. For example, I work an office job right now, but would really like to be outside more. If I launched a successful health and wellness kickstarter campaign, I would have a great accomplishment to build off of, and objective proof that my ideas are worthwhile (which could be shown to clients, employers, backers, etc). My first success could be the platform that launches me to the next success.
The unknown is scary, but it’s also exciting. Who knows how different/better/happier your life could be, if you took the initiative.
Your turn: What is something you’ve wanted to do, but have put off? Have you found success, when you’ve followed-through on an idea?