It All Starts With An Idea
Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.-Ashleigh Brilliant ￼
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.- Howard Aiken
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.- Andre Malraux
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!-Arthur C. Clarke
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.-John F. Kennedy
Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.-Nolan Bushnell
Ideas Are The Most Valuable Currency You Have
Stop Reading & Come Up With 3 Ideas———--
Did you stop reading? No, probably not. So stop reading and come up with any 3 random ideas. I’ll wait.
Oh-Oh- did you hit a snag thinking about whether you could achieve these ideas or not? Let’s be clear here, I’m talking about ideas; you’re thinking about whether yours can be achieved. Am I right? “Oh that’s a good idea but I can’t do that!” But whether they can be achieved or not, is irrelevant to the practice of creating ideas.
Most of us have forgotten how to dream, and instead learned how to blend into the reality that exists.
No child ever says, “One day, when I grow up, I’ll go to a 2-yr college and get a desk job for 12 years, have 2.5 kids and a divorce in my 40s. Maybe I’ll work at a mediocre job for the rest of my life where no one knows who I am, or bounce around from career to career. Then retire or die.”
But that is the life story of so many. What happened to your dreams of wanting to help people? What about the idea to travel? What about your idea of that invention; aren’t you tired of saying, “That was my idea!”?
I love my job for many reasons, the first and foremost is that I can be who it is that I am. Too often I meet folks who are trapped by their dogma. I’ve been in rooms filled with corporate elites, all perfectly groomed, their skin tight, suits pressed and watches that screamed “MONEY!”. The very air around them says “I’m the boss”, and you suddenly feel underdressed and about 2 feet shorter.
But how sad it must be to play someone else all day, all week, all year; to wear the same suit, the same phony smile and underneath wish you could break through.
When I see a mass group of “Very Important People”, I always just wonder what they really must be like underneath the grander. Surely they spill their peas, lose their keys and forget to set their clock alarms. Their dogs probably pee on the carpet, I’m sure they bang their hips into counters and feel shy on a date. I’m also pretty sure that these folks have dreams and ideas; but many will take those right to graveyard with them, unspoken, unsung, undone. I see their faces, smiling, but their eyes tell me they are exhausted.
Ideas Are Scary
Ideas are scary for many reasons, but usually because we feel inferior to them, don’t believe it’s possible, or don’t know what the next step is in turning that idea into reality. Maybe you’re too embarrassed about your ideas, maybe you have no one to even talk to about them; or maybe you think you have none. But if you put your right hand over your heart, (do it… I’m waiting..) you will feel a light soft thud-thud-thud, thud-thud-thud. Your heart is your proof of purpose, and helping you fulfill that purpose means creating ideas. Even if they aren’t possible, even if it’s as big as “I want to build a UFO” or as small as “I want to plant a garden”. But we need to dream, we need to have ideas; we need hope, and if we are ever going to live in our purpose, we have to start realizing that it’s possible for you to have your dream.
Create 10 Ideas. Any Ideas. And Write Them Down.
After you’ve created 10 ideas, send them to your MyCoach (link below). We want you to stop thinking, and start making it real, even if just with pen and paper; that’s a step towards your journey. None of these ideas need to be doable, achievable or real. But they need to be yours.
“I want to move to Hawaii” isn’t an idea. It’s a destination. “Move to Hawaii and learn to become a surfer.” is an idea.
“Invent a time machine” is a great idea, even though you probably can’t do it. The point is, come up with some ideas that aren’t associated with achievability.
Every really new idea looks crazy at first.-Alfred North Whitehead
Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.-Harvey S. Firestone
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.-Albert Einstein
It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Need more motivation? ReadIdeas Are Scary in The Eat2Live Blog now…it’s not as scary as your ideas are! Don’t forget to send your 10 ideas to your MyCoach!