Thoughts in your head, should never be dead.
Ever had an idea that you thought was so great, but then one of the following three things happen (1) you become so damn afraid of the greatness of your idea and the responsibility it burdens that you decide to curl up under the covers and hide from it (2) you feel like you don’t have the time or the resources or the support to bring it to life, but it’s your idea so you hold onto it so tight while waiting for the “right” moment to present itself (3) while having a death grip on your idea – time, resources and opportunities are passing you by, but you’re not ready so you don’t share the idea and eventually never get around to bringing it to life either. And whoosh your precious idea is gone. Tragic.
I’ve only recently started reading about how unfair it is to be selfish with your ideas. I’ve had so many ideas, but I tend to shut them out based on fear, time, money, support system, knowledge and other such lame excuses. If you feel like your idea is really great, and you don’t think you have what it takes then don’t give up on it. Work on it, give it attention, and give it time. If it is really beyond you, then lend it to an ear that might actually help it come to life or even guide you and propel you down the road you should be/could be taking. Doesn’t that sound better than letting your ideas dwindle down your brain pipes and into oblivion?
I would love to hear about any ideas you had that suffered unsolicited death due to your somewhat lame excuses. Don’t be shy! Who knows, you might inspire yourself to take it up again – and you just might inspire someone else to not give up on theirs.
A few quotes:
“The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.” -Seth Godin
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” -Jeff Bezos
An inspiring video:
Dream. Work hard. Do what it takes. Create. You were born for this.