Why We Don’t Take Action on Our Ideas

By Kevin Kleitches

I think you’re pretty crazy.

Yes, you, the person reading this article right now.

I know you’ve got ideas in your head. I know you’ve thought to yourself recently, “I really need to make a change,” and yet, you’ve done nothing about it.

Instead, you go through the motions at work convincing yourself that life isn’t so bad. At least you’re getting paid, right?

But the problem is, deep down inside, you just know getting paid isn’t enough. You know that life is about more than just surviving, it’s about truly living. It’s about setting your sights on something you want so badly and stopping at nothing to get it.

And yet, despite this knowledge, you’re still allowing your dreams to slip out of reach.

Why is that?

Passion isn’t enough

The definition of insanity, as the saying goes, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Creatives must be insane.

Day in and day out, they go about their routine, telling themselves they’ll eventually make time to do something that matters. But days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years, until one day they wake up and realize that they’re not any closer to where they want to be.

Be honest with yourself, does this sound like you?

As harsh as this post sounds, I’m actually on your side. I know you’ve got enough passion and spark to change the world. I believe in you.

But having passion for something is like having gasoline without a car; it won’t get you anywhere. If you’re frightened by the idea of living a mediocre life, you have to execute on your ideas.

Why we don’t take action

It’s not laziness that’s keeping you from your dreams, it’s fear.

Fear is the brethren of passion. Fear is the reason your ideas disappear into the ether as quickly as they came — because taking action on them means putting yourself on the line. It means the very real possibility of trying for something and falling on your face.

Here’s how to overcome that: stop acting like you know exactly what you’re doing.

When I first started blogging, I wrote like I had everything figured out. “No one will listen to me if I don’t act like I know what I’m doing,” I told myself. But eventually, I got sick of pretending to be someone I wasn’t. I wasn’t some seasoned copywriter with a sharp business acumen, I was just a young, inexperienced postgraduate with a passion to start my own platform.

Similarly, when I was getting started with my photography business, I felt like I had to know everything there was to know about photography to be successful. It wasn’t until I accepted that I was going to make a lot of mistakes that I was encouraged to get out there and experiment, learn, and grow.

You’re not going to get things right the first time. But guess what? That’s okay. Realizing …read more

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