Have you ever had a really good idea and were inspired by it? You may have told a few friends and they also thought it was an excellent idea. Then what happened? You may have thought about it for awhile, and then, well, your daily life probably got in the way and it just stayed as “that really good idea you once had.”
That happens more often than most people care to admit. Life changing inspirations come along; the excitement mounts, then nothing!
Many ideas come from the subconscious as it works behind the scenes (or travels through the Universe) formulating ideas based on things you have read, come across, or talked to people about. You may not have put it all together at the time, but your mind continued to work on something that might just be your ticket out of your current situation and into something better.
So that idea comes. Basically it’s just a bunch of air circulating around in your head unless you do something about it. You have to at the VERY least write it down and begin making a plan to put something in motion. Your plan should consist of at least three things:
The first thing you’ll want to do is research to make sure your idea hasn’t already been discovered. Ideas float around in the world and they can come to a few different people at the same time. The first one to act on it gets the good life! So do your research first, and if you don’t find anything, move on to the next step.
Now that you’ve got this idea in your head, schedule some quite time to think about it. You can either:
- relax and listen to a meditation tape to get your brainwaves into alignment so you can formulate a better plan, or
- sit at the computer with your door closed and just start thinking about things; writing down what you need to do next.
Basically you need to have a brainstorming session with yourself; just put your hands on the keyboard and type whatever comes to mind. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar; this isn’t your actual to-do list yet.
The To Do List
Next you’ll need to go through your brainstorming session and make a To-Do list. Start by doing just a few of the smaller things, then move up. You don’t want to get frustrated and overwhelmed right away. Just put some things down that you can accomplish; things that will help you get started in the right direction.
Keep separate files for your action list and your research. While you’re making up your list you may even come up with more ideas. If they are not related to the idea you are working on at the moment, write them down in a separate notebook. Then someday when you’re feeling uninspired, go through your notebook and start the process all over again.
Now, suddenly instead of an “air head” idea, you have a list of things to do! As long as you keep moving forward, your excitement should mount as your idea comes to fruition and your life begins to change. You will not believe how much your attitude will change from the small success you experience as your idea takes on its new life. It just doesn’t get any better than that!