We all form ideas around how we can make or improve on things. I probably have 200+ ideas for creating web applications on my list, some of which are new, unproven concepts. The cold truth is that we think too much about consequences when we form ideas. I call these the "What If's".
I am not saying that we shouldn't plan, contemplate, compare, analyze competition, or take time to be sure of what we're embarking on.My point is simple: Doubt and uncertainty will always exist to some extent. The key is in training yourself to trust yourself more, follow your gut, and believe that every successful idea ever created started the same way -- as a simple thought. Unfortunately, most of us cannot predict the future, but we can decide where we want to go. In my case, I've decided I wanted to dedicate my life to working with computers, programming, technology, entrepreneurship, family life, ideas, helping people... Don't try to predict the future....when you form ideas, you can't be Nostradamus!
Think Less of these:
- What if it doesn't work?
- What if people don't like it?
- What if I run out of money?
- What if I'm completely alone?
- What could happen?
- What will it take?
- What if others think I'm crazy?
- Gather feedback, good or bad.
- Figure out how you'll explain your idea to others in less than 150 characters.
- Decide what you want to pursue in life (or which ideas to execute).
- Measure your passion about what you're doing.
- Find out what's holding you up and overcome this (fear,past experiences of failure,innovation,perception or the What If's)
- Trust yourself when you form ideas