I was checking the daily post at wordpress (In case you don’t know, wordpress is posting ideas to motivate people to write daily or weekly) to find a topic to write about. With so many topics to choose, I picked randomly:
â€śWhat is the smallest thing near you? Write a paragraph about it.â€ť
The smallest thing I had in my hand was a paperclip. So I just look to the paperclip and I thought whatâ€™s so great about a paper clip that I can get an idea to write a post about it? It took me a bit to come up with it.
â€śPaper clip was a really simple and brilliant idea made by somebody many years agoâ€ť
Can I write something about this?
Well, that reminded me of an old draft I started writing months ago.
Even the tiniest idea can have a huge impact in the lives of millions of people. Heck, if you have an idea and it makes an impact even on a handful of people I think it worth the effort to pursue it.
All the ideas have a chance to be really great. The problem is, that people don’t follow through the process of making it happen.
Most of people never do anything about the ideas they have. They blame something like lack of funds or knowledge or time to do it. When the only problem is the lack of belief in themselves and the lack of execution of ideas.
(Just by writing this I get pumped about some things I want to work on).
How an idea should be approached:
Put it on paper
I have new ideas all the time, so I take notes about everything. If you prefer something more modern than taking notes on paper, use Evernote instead.
Google is your friend
Search online about it. A little research will tell you if thereâ€™s anything online about it already.
Donâ€™t get discouraged
Somebody will already have thought of the idea before (more than you think). Donâ€™t get discouraged by that, you only need to find where your idea can fit in and if you can tweak or improve what is already there.
Take one step at a time
Doing many things at the same time just makes you feel overwhelmed.
It is better to divide your project into smaller parts and do them one at a time. Keep track of the necessary steps in form of a to-do list.
If you stop working on it, you will lose interest. So keep moving, continue reading, writing, researching. This way you will avoid losing interest, also keep track more easily and donâ€™t forget about your main idea.
Cut the crap and take some action
Letâ€™s be honest, if you are already putting excuses, you really donâ€™t care enough about it. If you really want to make things happen, you donâ€™t need to be reading this post, you can take action any time and make your idea come true.
Iâ€™m sure right now you are saying: â€śNot everybody can make their ideas happenâ€ť. This is simply nonsense. Everybody struggles to make things happen, the difference is that some people donâ€™t give up that easily.
I read a post this week about AngelList in which the founder said that this was the third or fourth attempt to make his dream happen.
How many times have you tried to make something happen and gave up in the first try?
Keep going and work hard. Success doesn’t come easy or over night, you have to work for it. Instead of simply waiting for your success, make it happen.