To understand how ideas work, we need to understand the life cycle of an idea . This cycle often starts with -The Intoxicating Phase- , a phase full of inspiration , imagination and power. All your aspirations start to expand and
everything seems possible. Your mind starts to wonder ‘, “what would happen if…?”, ” Why don’t we do….? “And suddenly you start feeling creative and very enthusiastic and everything seems so clear.
But then, after the intoxication, the sobriety sets in and the second phase of the cycle starts : -The Hesitation Phase-. “Maybe it is not a great idea. Maybe is not even smart. I don’t know why I even thought of it”. Now your idea looks a little crazy or even stupid. And your aspiration starts to shrink, without courage it will deflate for sure. And after being repeatedly attacked by your negative thoughts and the criticism of other people , the weakened idea will finally die. Then you will experience - The Post-Mortem -“It was really a Great Idea”- Phase-. Ideas’ funerals are full of explanations, good and reasonable explanations of why they couldn’t work, trying to convice yourself that it really wasn’t a good time. But you will always have some regret because you know that not even the best explanation can replace a result. And nothing feels as good as generating results in life…not explanations.
Everybody hesitates when it’s time to act. Nobody has a crystal ball. That’s why you need to create your own -Believing Phase- in the idea’s life cycle. Believe in your ideas. They are based on your intuition and intuition comes from knowledge and experience. Don’t be afraid of being wrong. Making your ideas happen will increase your expertise and will strengthen your character. And even if you lose, you will win, because you will have learned something. You will not remain the same, you will be wiser.
Find the courage, roll up your sleeves and persevere . Keep your self intoxicated with the power of your idea, be smart and creative and don’t stop until you find multiple ways to make it happen.