Speculate or Do
The idea you have might just work.
Or it might just not work.
We talk these things through with people that matter.
They talk us into things or out of things.
We write things down and work things through in our own minds and then with others.
We look at how to get our ideas out there for people. How to communicate the message. Maybe that will give us the feedback, the validation we need?
All of these processes are valuable in their own way. The time they take can be valuable or it can be a waste of time.
All of them, irrespective of how many times you do them, the people you do them with, and the time it takes, will never get rid of the doubt you have.
The doubt of failure. The critics calling you out.
The voices (mostly in your own mind) will always be there and play their part.
Being uncomfortable wasn’t part of the dream was it?
Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is part of the plan.
The only true way to gauge feedback, to figure out whether your idea works or not (whether it’s good is irrelevant) is to DO not speculate.
Speculation takes (wastes) time.
Whether you’re goal is to learn (get better) or get paid, you only get either when it’s done.
So maybe now is the time for you to do something.
If you want to be an author you need to write.
If you want to be an athlete you need to compete.
If you want to make more money you need to build.
One thing I can say is that you do have some great ideas. You just might not be uncomfortable enough to make them a success yet.
This post was influenced by a great gapingvoid image this morning.
Kind of says it all.
This friday I’m doing a webinar presentation called ‘Getting Better at Getting Better’. I’ll be talking about a lot of things you can do in 2014 to move things forwards for yourself. It should be fun.
You can sign up HERE.