Why was I worried about writing down ideas (good or bad)?
I had even perfected idea note writing to multiple scenarios. I kept a piece of paper ready in my pocket, I had my mobile notes @evernote, and even had photos of random pieces of paper I used to write down anything I liked to do — after all, those ideas might just change the world… . I couldn’t stop!
I started reading books on how to stop this idea frenzy and start creating.
- Why didn’t I execute any of the ideas I had collected over the years?
- Was it because of previous failure?
- Am I afraid to be successful?
- Am I afraid of having too much success? Is there such thing?
After long nights without sleep an reading until words were blurring on the page, I learned that 100 ideas later (most of them really bad ones), I WASN’T STARTING ANYTHING! Every thought I wrote down was pushing the success wagon farther away from me. Each new idea kept me from acting on the ideas I already had.
How did I get out of the idea frenzy?
After reading a handful of good books from “Making Ideas Happen” to those authored by Seth Godin , I noted that they all said the same thing: Just DO it!
Start! Start! Start!
This is what worked for me:
I stopped the idea frenzy. I picked the three that made the most sense, scratched two, and executed one!! It is time to start something — anything! Just move in one direction (forward) and have fun while you do it.
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