Turning Your Ideas Into Action: 5 Ways

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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.

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7 Best Ways To Finish What You Start

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A lot of people don’t finish what they start, not because they want to, but because they are scared or don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to get to the next level. If you want to get things done in your personal or professional life, you MUST finish what you start. There is no prize for an unfinished project.

As Tim Grover said, “Talk never goes up in price, it’s always free, and you usually get what you pay for.”

Great things are hard to accomplish. Talking about it is always free. Anyone can do just that.”

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To get REAL things done in your life, here are some strategies that will help you in successfully completing your project.

Work with a co-worker or a trusted friend. If you want to get important things done, don’t do it with a procrastinator. Instead do it with a friend or a co-worker who you know will help you reach your goal. Doing it with a friend will motivate you to finish your project.

Focus on what really matters to you. Sometimes, we are our own trusted enemies. Instead of doing the MOST important things first, we spend bulk of our time surfing the internet, watching TV, or talking on the phone. These activities will distance us from what we are trying to achieve- our goals. To counter that, focus on your work. Focus on your life. Look for a place where you can work without interruptions. If possible, switch off your phone. If not, put it on silent. Don’t check your phone until you are done with your work. If you can do that, you will get better results. Remember what Seneca said, “To be everywhere is to be nowhere.

Set your own deadline. If you set your own deadline, it will put pressure on you to get the job done. But be careful not to impose unnecessary stress on yourself. Too much stress will block your creative mind. You need your creative mind to complete your work, right?

Picture the end in mind. It feels good when you know what you are expecting at the end of the project. Lots of money. Recognition. A degree. Promotion. Whatever it is, it feels really good to know that by the end of your project, your life will change forever. When the project gets tough, don’t give up, always have a positive picture in your mind. Think how your life will change when you finish your project. Let that positive picture in your mind be your INNER source of motivation.

Assess yourself. Self- assessment is the beginning of all great things. It reveals your strengths and weaknesses. You cannot do well at what you do if you don’t know who you are. In order to excel at what you do, you MUST first know who you are, what you can, and cannot do. Once you figure out what you are good at, your job becomes easier. Always assess before you jump in!

Self- assessment is the beginning of all great things.”

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Embrace your work. You can only do well at what you love to do. As the late Steve Jobs famously said, “If you don’t love it, you will fail.” If you don’t embrace your job, if you don’t embrace your life, if you don’t embrace your career, you will fail. Period. The same is true when you are trying to finish what you have started. How can you finish what you hate? How can you be good at what is giving you headache? How? I don’t know. But if you embrace your work with your mind, body, and soul, if you love your work, even if you are an average worker, you will be good at it. On the contrary, if you hate your job, you will always be a complainer. And whatever you don’t enjoy doing, is not for you. It is against you. Don’t embrace what is against you. Embrace what is for you.

Ask great questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question. If you have one, ask. Great questions will reveal more important information about yourself, your work, your values, and your character. The more RELEVANT questions you ask about your work, project, life in general, the more you will know. The less you ask, the less you will know.

Finish what you start. If you do, you will get to where you want to be. Hope you do.

The Fear Of Change

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Change is not comfortable. It is scary, but unavoidable. No one wants to change. We are comfortable with what we are currently doing. We think there is no need to change. We resist change. We fear what people will say about us.

The question you should be asking yourself is: “Am I happy with what I am doing right now?” This is a critical question. If you are happy with what you are doing right now, there is no need to worry about change, but don’t be too comfortable. If you are not, yes, if you are not, like many people, It is time to decide whether you want to stay where you are, or it is time to move forward. You have a choice.

You can do this. How? You start by changing your mindset. Change the way you think about change. Change your thinking about change from “impossible” to “possible.” Embrace change, and change will embrace you. Instead of thinking of change as a terrible thing to do, embrace it. View change as a way to to grow, as a way to change yourself, as a way to learn new things, as a way to get out of your comfort zone, as a way to reach your goal, as a way to grow, as a way to bring out the best in you. Don’t resist change. Be a change agent. As the late Steve Jobs put it: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Again, you can do this. Don’t let the fear of change cripples your ideas, your dreams, your goals, and your future. Start small. It takes time to change habits. Don’t settle for less. Hunt for more opportunities to grow. Be a change agent.

Question:

Are you ready to change?

The Fear Of Criticism

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No criticism, no progress. If no one is criticizing you, you are probably not doing anything that is worth talking about.

If you do anything of value, people will write, criticize you for doing it. But if you want to be happy, if you want to live a fulfilled life, if you want to reach your destination, you should keep pursuing your dream. Don’t allow negative criticism to affect your inner motivation.

Criticism is a part of who we are. You should embrace both positive and negative criticism. They are educational. They will help you to focus on your dream. Don’t take criticism personal. Instead analyze them, learn from them, and move on.