Or worse, do you think you have to be something you aren’t in order to take action?
Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because you don’t need any of the above.
What I do here at Wake Up Cloud isn’t amazingly original. I’m not the best writer. I’m not the smartest person around.
But I try to tell my story as honestly as I can.
Years ago, I let the belief of an original idea hold me back.
I looked at successful entrepreneurs. They were smart, wise, and connected, while I wasn’t.
Or at least that’s what I thought.
So I did nothing for years, until something snapped
I had excuses that kept me from starting.
When I thought I wouldn’t have anything to offer, I was afraid that people wouldn’t like what I did.
When I looked at successful entrepreneurs, I saw only impossibility.
These excuses seemed like facts instead of fiction.
They held me back until I realized I didn’t have to be perfect.
I only had to enjoy what I did, because from that enjoyment would come dedication, and from dedication, expertise.
Reaching the tipping point
One day I woke up and thought, “enough is enough. It’s time to start.”
I didn’t care whether or not I was original, or if I was going to succeed. I knew that if I didn’t start now, I’d end up waiting forever.
I had my doubts, fears, and worries, like anyone else.
I didn’t know what I was passionate about, but I did know what I was interested in.
It was time to take the first step
I focused on taking one step at a time.
I learned what I needed to learn as I went along, and it brought me here, to your screen on this fine day.
As I’ve taken one step at a time, I’ve realized that one of the keys to success is having the courage to find out what really happens when you take action.
Everyone has ideas and dreams, but few do anything with them.
You don’t have to find the perfect niche, an original idea, or create a groundbreaking product.
Yes, it helps, but it rarely happens right away.
So, you have to ask yourself one important question.
What’s holding you back?
Are you looking for your circumstances to change?
Maybe you think you’ll start when you have enough information, or more time, but it doesn’t work like that.
You don’t need anything other than what you’ve got.
When you take action, you learn, you grow, and you make progress.
I still have excuses and fears pop up when I expand and learn, but I keep taking action. I keep moving forward one step at a time.
You can spend years trapped in the search for an original idea, or you can begin with what you have.
The only thing that will make a difference is to take that first step.
Everyone has to face their inner gremlins.
Most don’t seem to ever challenge their mind. They give up, and let their dreams disappear in a cloud of fear.
You don’t need an original idea. At least not when you’re getting started.
As you take action, you discover what’s truly needed. You learn what people want, and what you want to give.
It is only your idea of what might happen that holds you back.
You feel your thoughts, so when you entertain scary thoughts, you feel scared.
But if you let them pass, and re-focus on what next tiny step you can take, everything changes.
All the best,