Are you an idea junkie? You know, one of those people who gets high off of new ideas, who has so many new ideas on a regular basis that you never actually start any of them–because by the time you’re ready to start, you’ve already come up with something better?
You are? Oh boy! You’ve gotta get your shit together ;) Haha. Just kidding–it happens to the best of us. Especially the go-getters, creatives and *I-ain’t-gonna-settle-for-anything-less-than-amazing* kind of people.
Idea junkies, in particular those of us who work online with endless business possibilities, are wired to come up with awesome ideas for businesses, products, downloadable kits, packages and more to make our lives–as well as everyone else’s lives–easier, more enjoyable and more abundant.
But here’s the problem: This constant flow of ideas becomes crippling when it comes to actually following through.
Why start anything when you’ll have a better idea next week, right?
Or, even though you’ve poured your heart and soul into something for 4 weeks, the new idea that you just had on-the-fly is so much cooler.. Better scrap everything and focus on your new idea instead, eh?
No… stop doing this to yourself!
Too many ideas leads to productivity paralysis—and a lot of wasted time. Oh, and don’t even get my started on the wasted cash-flow potential. What would your financial situation look like if you had just gone with your gut 4 months ago and launched that $49 downloadable product that you had almost finished? Your bank account would be thanking you, no doubt.
So, since you can’t stop the ideas from flowin’, how can you stop idea paralysis in its tracks and actually follow through with one of your ideas from start to finish?
Willpower, baby. Just say no.
Pick one of your ideas, whatever feels right to you right now. Make a commitment to yourself that no matter what happens, you’re going to stick with it, launch it and market the hell out of it. Pretend it’s the last good idea you’ll ever have and run with it with the utmost intensity.
And when that next new idea strikes you–and it will strike you–just write it down once, whether it’s in a Google Doc, on Evernote or on a dirty napkin thrown it into a junk drawer, and leave it be. Don’t research it, don’t talk about it and definitely don’t start it until you finish the idea that you’re already committed to.
You owe it to yourself to follow through for a change.
Choose a deadline for your idea and mark it on your calendar right now. Schedule some time each day/week/month to get that idea launched. It will take discipline and focus, but the weight off your shoulders when you finally launch something is indescribable! Your confidence will boost with your accomplishment, your bank account will grow and you’ll be rockin’ that smug satisfaction that only comes from knowing that you created something awesome (on your own).
I want to hear from you in the comments below!
Have you experienced idea paralysis? What’s the one idea that you’re most excited to finish? How much time are you giving yourself?
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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