If you’re like most people at one time in your life you’ve had what you believed to be a great idea. A few great ideas later and that original idea sits collecting dust while slowly being forgotten. It’s normal for our minds to wander in different directions. The thoughts and ideas that last are the ones that we give the most attention too.
Our brains are powerful. The more we do anything the easier it becomes. If I told you to make a fist you could do it almost without even thinking about it. But ask a toddler to to do the same thing and the response is slower, if any at all. The reason is simple. We’ve developed solid pathways in the part of the brain responsible for opening and closing our hands.
STOP WASTING GREAT IDEAS
The same can be true for those great ideas that we have. The problem for most of us is that we never see what may become from those them. We don’t allow ourselves to create that strong foundation, because we become distracted with the next best idea.
I’m as guilty as anyone. For years I’ve wanted to write a book. Times I would begin, but I always became distracted with by my thoughts putting my great idea on hold once again. It seems like every week I would have a new idea leaving the last to either die or collect dust until I decided to revisit it.
ACKNOWLEDGE THE DISTRACTIONS
Having new ideas isn’t necessarily always a bad thing, but we need to learn how to filter through these them and pounce on the ones that could be life changing. It’s important to acknowledge ideas as they arise,
but we need to be careful that they don’t distract us from where we want to go.
Sometimes new ideas arise from things that we are already working on. That’s a good thing, but we need to be careful that our energy isn’t spread so thin across the board that what we’re originally working on loses momentum. This is where it gets tricky, because sometimes we don’t realize that we’re doing it.
IT’S TIME TO GET SHIT DONE
Today, my book is about 99% complete. I am polishing it up, so that it shines. I did most of the work in about four months, because I refused to allow myself to become distracted until it was completed. Along the way I had a lot of ideas that arose. I didn’t ignore them. I wrote them down and thought about them, but I didn’t allow them to distract me. Some will be what I focus on next.
I had clear vision and a clearer plan
I’m fortunate to live in a way that I’ll never have any regrets. I learn from everything in my life. I may make myself a little crazy at times, but I’m confident that when I take my final breath (many, many years from now 🙂 ) I will rest easy.
There isn’t any reason all of us can’t achieve our own goals. Great ideas are meant to be acted upon or else we’ll risk them dying with us. We are all capable of doing great things, but we need to focus more on accomplishing them and less on the distractions that surround us.
DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF LOSING FOCUS, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TOO MANY GREAT IDEAS?
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