Ideas are just ideas if you don’t act upon them. To transform your ideas into reality, you MUST act upon them. Lots of people have great ideas, but they never act upon them.
Creative ideas are not enough. If you want to bring them to fruition, you must act upon them.
Here are some steps that will help you to act upon your ideas:
Take action. If you want to work on your ideas, you must take action. Without action, your ideas are just ideas. For example, the phone you are using today, is an idea acted upon. Act upon yours.
Ideas are not enough to get you to where you want to be. Only action can help you. If you don’t act upon your ideas, they are just going to remain ideas. Nothing more. It does not matter how stupid your ideas might be, act upon them. As Pablo Picasso famously said, “Action is the foundational key to all success.”
Start where you are. If you want to act upon your ideas, don’t wait for the perfect conditions to act. There is no perfect time. Now is the perfect time for you to act. Ask yourself: “If not now, when?”
As Emile Zola once said, “Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.”
Embrace Uncertainty. It is not always fun to start something new. But if you remain focus on what you want, you will master the process. Life is not without obstacles. Michael Korda said, “To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.” If you focus on what you want, you will rise it.
Think positive thoughts. Our thoughts are like a magnet. They attract. Don’t waste your time on negative things. Think positively about your ideas. Don’t doubt yourself. Believe you can, and you will. Wallace D. Wattles said, “There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.”
Leave your comfort zone. If you want to get things done, get up now, and leave your comfort zone. It is just comfort zone, meaning everything is familiar. Nearle Donald Walsch put it this way: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Finally, to get things done, take action.