We Need to Have More Respect For Our Own Ideas

There is an immense joy in “closing the loop” on your ideas, even if nothing ever comes of them.

Sometimes, we aren’t meant to work on a project or months or years. Sometimes, our brain just craves play.

We want to enjoy the process of building something. We want to enjoy thinking about what could be. But since we never get past the initial planning phase and see our project in the real world, we never get to “close the loop” on our ideas.

Now, the idea pops up everywhere.

We see it on TV commercials, on the billboard on our way to work and on the side of the bus that just cruised by.

We think about it before we go to bed and wonder “what if.”

Sometimes, we even see it on Shark Tank and get angry.

(Hey! That’s my idea! Honey, she stole my idea!)

Maybe the idea was nothing. Maybe it was no good after all.

Maybe it was life-changing. 

But we’ll never know — and that’s the part that kills us.

This is why one unexecuted idea can bother us for our entire lives.

I’d suggest you start respecting your ideas. If they come to you, they are there for a reason.

You’re only here for a few decades before you turn back into charcoal and stardust. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t actually try to do the thing you’ve been obsessing about.

At the very least, you’ll relieve some of the tension that comes from the “what if’s” of not knowing.

Why not just close the loop on your idea and see what comes of it?

Daniel DiPiazza
@Rich20Something

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something.

A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business.

His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.

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