7 Ways To Really Take Action When You Have New Ideas


You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
Shirley Chisholm



Do you have an idea? An ideal idea that keeps coming into your head and most often you keep putting it or them aside but they often refuse to go away, then read on, this post is for you, it will help you bring that idea to use and to reality.
An idea is something on the imaginary level, somewhat abstract, or an improvement on an existing thing. Victor Hugo, a French Poet said, "There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world and that is an idea whose time has come." You may have heard about the old saying,

success favours the bold. If you can be able to make that bold initial step which keeps most people from attaining the success and obtaining the fortune they are destined to attain.
We tend to miss a lot in life because of a lot of things.
Most often it's due to the fear of failing or been laughed at when we fail and sometimes it's because we fear criticism from those we may respect.
  But you can't continue to remain on the ground because you afraid to fall if you eventually climb the hill.
  Twenty years from now, you will regret those things you didn't do than the ones you do.
So dear, what's keeping you from making that dream a reality.
Ideas Don't Come Fully Formed; You Just Have to Get Started : Mark Zuckerberg @Harvard
That idea that's hiding in the recesses of your imagination. That seems as though they are impossible but something within you tells you it might eventually work out. It's time to take action, make the first move and while you make it remember how babies learn to walk, they are filled with both fear and excitement, enthusiasm drives their mind. And I'm sure that's how you feel.

You feel excited but you either lack the wisdom or the courage to move.
Remember courage is the ability to act in the presence of fear. It is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear . You must take action.
One lesson I would like you to learn from farmers is the way they sow their crops, first they plant and then water before they harvest. Remember, nothing happens until we make the first move. You must sow the seed of action towards whatever ideas you may have.
these Few things that may be preventing you from taking action today and solutions :

1. Lack of capital:

If your idea is bigger than the money you currently have, you can be patient, as Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft said, "patience is an essential attribute of business success." don't keep your idea outside, keep it in your mind, and the best way to keep something in your mind is to write it down on a book where you can see it so often.

 Then it's time to act. Since you love and believe in your idea. You have to work hard, save money, look for Angel investors who may like your ideas, go to the government, call on family and friends, visit your bank. 

Do whatever is just, to raise the money. It's possible. The best way is to start little with your personal savings.

2. Fear of what people may say if you fail or fear of failure :

You may fail,success is not always guaranteed,

 research shows that most ventures and businesses fail within the first five years. 

But research also shows that majority of those who succeeded are from those who failed. So why are you afraid to fail, what if you eventually succeed? That's the kind of question you should be asking. 

Just say, what if it succeeds.

3. Procrastination:

David Schwartz in his book, "The Magic of Thinking Big, remarked," Now is the magic word of sucess. Tomorrow, next week, later, sometime, someday often as not are synonymous for the failure word, "never. " Putting things off for future will never make you a winner, stop putting your ideas off for an unknown future,


now is the best and only trusted time you have.

 Never be a procrastinator, one who put things off to do them in the future, if it is important, work on it. 

Your ideas will keep remaining ideas if you keep procrastinating,

 one thing with most ideas is that they gets old with time, even if your ideas are timeless, keeping them for the future will kill them, because you may loose interest or get discouraged by things,circumstances or people. But when you take immediate action, every other thing takes care of it self.

 

4. Fear of starting small:


Everything big started small,

 don't be afraid to start small, in fact Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerberg as a site to connection between Harvard students

 but with time he started dreaming big which laid him to making it global. 

Now the Facebook which started with few people has grown to more than 2billion users worldwide. 

Aliko Dangote started the Dangote group of companies from scratch, sailing commodities, now the company has grown to be the largest company in West Africa. Microsoft, one of the largest software companies in the world was started by two people and now it has lots of employees and has grown large, just start small and see if the idea takes off and if it do, you can then start to dream big and hire more people when it needs more hands.

5. Wrong associates:

You generally become those you associates with most of the time, just make a list of your top two to five friends, you are nothing more nothing less that the sum of all their characters, put together.

Those you associates with, generally influence your life to the extent that if you stop associating with them for a very long time, by changing associates, you automatically become a new different individual.

All the successful people I have been privileged to study show the same characteristics, they work with like minded people, they associates with people who are in harmony with their ideas. Bill Gates worked with his friend Paul Alien to create Microsoft, and when he became the general overseer, he hired Steve Bormer, another friend to work with him,

Mark Zuckerberg also did the same thing,

he also hired his Harvard friends who are also programmers and they worked together to make Facebook what it is today. So when you are ready to take action on your idea, choose associates that are already in the same field and who are in line with your ideas. Work with trustworthy and reliable people. Also hire well.

 Warren Buffet, the Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire said when hiring people he looks for three qualities : integrity, intelligence and high energy,but he also said, if you hire a person with high energy and intelligence without integrity you are dead. So, when working with people, make sure they have good integrity. That their yes mean yes and not the opposite.


Not Blazing Your Own Path.

Follow your own path, after all, you have your own definition of success. Create your own way for at the path less traveled lies success. Whatever that you can create that your guts feeling said it, that you can make money from should be engaged and let luck work on your side, just believe that you won't lose in the end, make a positive move.

Blaming others for your failure.

This is your life, you are in charge, your freedom and liberty are your personal rights, they are yours alone. No one can take them away from you, only you can give them. Take charge, step into the stare wheels of your life and move your life ahead. No one will do that for you. You will give yourself the kind of breakthrough and feeling you want, because only you know what you want, so go, get it.
It's time to act,

the difference between success and failure in life is action,and you don't just act, you must put in efficient action.

Remember, effective action produces effective result and ineffective action produces ineffective result.

The whole world is waiting for your idea,

stop waiting, stop procrastinating, stop quiting, stop giving it up, do something, Act now.

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