Ideas Are Just Dreams Unless You Take Action

By Jon Allo

 

Everyone has dreams. But why do some people seem to make all their dreams come true while others don’t seem to be able to even get started? There is saying, “Ideas are just dreams without a plan.”

But there is more to it than that. You must have a plan, but you also need to implement the plan, and then follow up to ensure that you’re not wasting steps to get to where you want to be.

Know You Can Do It

If you aren’t sure that you can do something, then it may be a waste of time to dream about it. The reason is that if you can’t find a way to believe in yourself, you may never see the dream to reality. That can cause even lower self-esteem issues. It may help to look at what you have accomplished so that you can see what success feels like. Then you can call on that feeling to keep going.

Hire a Coach

If you’re having issues with implementing, find a business coach that has experience helping people like you implement their ideas. This is a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, especially if you pay in advance as a way to incentivize yourself to do what your coach wants you to do.

Do Your Research

It will help build your confidence if you do your research. If you really know the issues inside and out, it’s going to help you with the problems that come up. Research your audience, your product, and your idea and find out what it takes to put it into reality. Do you need to learn something else before you get started? If so, do it as soon as possible.

Take Some Risk

Without taking any risks, your rewards are going to be non-existent or very small. Taking risk means that you’re pushing yourself through your comfort zone, which is where you’ll build skills and confidence in your own abilities.

Be Patient

Nothing ever happens overnight, even if it might seem like it from the outside. Most very successful people had a time of working super-hard before they experienced what seemed to be an overnight success to others, but was actually very well planned-out steps to get them to where they are now.

Create a Realistic Plan

That’s why you must ensure that you have developed a realistic plan. If you want to code something but don’t know how to code, you either have to hire a coder or go to coding school. Both are possible, and which one you pick will make a difference. But until you have a coder, you can’t progress beyond the ideas stage.

Persevere

Once you create your plan, stick to it. It’s okay to adjust as you go based on analytics, but don’t stop altogether. Part of success is the ability to stick to something, finishing all the steps through time.

How do some people seem to thrive and achieve their goals and dreams while others struggle? The answer is mindset.

 

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