Your inspirations, where could they take you?
When is the last time you were inspired and then followed it with consistent action to breathe life into your inspiration making it a part of your experience?
You get the hit, the thought comes flying into your mind, and it creates a feeling of excitement within you. It feels amazing and powerful, then all of a sudden…BAMB! Your thoughts turn into chaos!
Those amazing feelings are immediately exchanged with doubt, worry and self-sabotage statements. I know them all…what will people think, this will never work, who will buy this, the team is not capable of doing this, things will never change, etc.
You continue the lecture to yourself until you reach the point of releasing the inspiration and continue on with what you’ve always done. It’s the crazy rollercoaster ride.
When this happens you miss the opportunity to further develop your idea and test it. The testing phase is where the action happens which goes hand in hand with learning more about your idea so you can tweak it and make it even better. Instead, it simply gets shut down.
Imagine if you were able to change your response to your idea(s). What if you were able to take small action steps to learn more about the idea? What if you were able to keep adjusting your idea until it transformed into your dream?
If Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had allowed their inspiration to be snuffed out with doubt and worry about what others thought, we would be sitting home in the dark every day!
Instead, they moved through their uncomfortable doubts to develop their ideas to get them to a point where they could be tested, morphed, tested again, again, and again until they reached success!
Edison once said, “I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”
Imagine if you were to find joy in exploring your idea, learning more about it. Take a moment…recall one of the inspirational ideas that ignited a fire within you. As you recall the idea, imagine the idea being wildly successful. Feels awesome, right? Now, what small action step could you take today to get you closer to what you see?
Keep climbing and create success one step at a time, learning and shifting as you go. I’d love to hear about your journey, let me know what ideas you’re pursuing and what you’re learning. If you find yourself stuck or giving your ideas over to doubt and worry, click here to set up a discovery call with me today.