Have you ever had an idea that you had to bring into the world? A vision of a product or service that you know will change the world. There are many people that have ideas, but only a few actually bring it to life. Some get put off by the people in their life, some lack the patience to go through the process, and others lack belief in themselves. How do you keep your eye on the prize and not let the world talk you out of pursuing your ideas?
A Pinch of Salt
Your family, colleagues and friends advice has value for you in your life, however they may not be the best to turn too for your specific venture. Their advice is limited to their own experiences, which means their advice, while meant with the best of intentions, is lacking what you really need. The people that care for you want you to be safe and avoid risks, while bringing an idea into the world comes with a certain amount of risk. The best approach is to seek out mentors who have already walked the path you are setting out on. This will ensure that the advice you are given is related directly to your own project and will help you avoid missteps throughout the process.
Belief In Yourself
One of the biggest issues you can face when starting a new project or a business of your own is self doubt. This issues is something that will present itself often through your journey and is usually the one that stops many people from building the life they want for themselves. The solution to this problem is found within you, your passion and motivation to see your project through to completion. Ask yourself why did you start the project in the first place? In what way will other people benefit from your idea? What will your project help you to achieve in your own life? When in doubt, get back to where you started your journey and lean on that as motivation to keep going.
Lots of Patience
Lastly and most importantly, have patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your business, product or service. Any idea that is worth bringing into the world takes time and nurturing before it is fully realised. There will be moments when you feel like things are taking too long. There will also be times when it feels like you are not making any headway at all. Being honest with yourself when you start out about how long each step is going to take will help you stay focused on the end goal. Your blood, sweat and tears will be required to bring your idea to life, and time will do the rest.
Dreams and ideas are important, it’s what took humans from mud huts to skyscrapers. But keeping yourself focused, on track and dedicated on making those dreams and ideas into a reality is something that only a few master. Don’t just be a dreamer, be a doer.
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Author: Ronsley Vaz
Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.
He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.