How often do you hear this? I hear it a few times a month. It’s often my own voice.
I think we’d be better off if we try our ideas out, right now. Two reasons:
- Get feedback and reactions sooner
- No disappointment if it doesn’t work out well – because if we ‘bank’ it we’ll build expectations which might not be met.
Imagine what the world would be like if you try the idea right now, even if not perfect.
Then imagine what the world would be like if you never get to try it.
My generation has one big problem: too many opportunities. We have too much choice – everything is possible; we have no constraints, no limitations. We can do anything we could possibly imagine. There’s no hurry – most of these choices don’t pose a threat to our lives / health / everyday habits. But exactly because there’s no constraints, nothing ever happens. Because there’s no urge to act – and we never act.
We’ll probably be remembered in history as the generation of inaction. There’s a lot of ‘busyness’ and ‘activity’ going on, but not enough real action. Nothing gets done, nothing ever changes. The ‘status quo’ generation.
You’re passionate about it today. You think it could change the world today. It could still be valid tomorrow, but if you don’t act soon, it becomes yet another burden you are carrying in your life, and you become more and more resistant to doing it – because you won’t have the same spark as when you had the idea – it would now be just ‘Yeah, I need to do that at some point’. You build anxiety, instead of passion.
See what you can do today, see what limits you have and work within those limits, or even better, try to challenge them.