Every time we have a good idea, someone else is having that same idea. Often I’m sure that 3 or more people are sharing the exact same idea at the exact same time. These ideas just normally collide out in the ether. Let’s face it, people are great at coming up with new ideas, and not so great at turning them into reality.
Maybe ideas need a reality coach.
Personal trainers help their clients improve their exercise techniques and provide motivation and support. Life coaches help clients determine and achieve personal goals. Why isn’t there a coach to nurture ideas?
Most people just need a little push.
Alexander Graham Bell’s father encouraged his son’s interest in speech. A fellow telegrapher and inventor named Franklin Leonard Pope supported Thomas Edison and let him live in his home in New Jersey. Later in life, Edison promised $50,000 to Nikola Tesla to push him to succeed in making improvements to his DC generation plants. Even brilliant people need a supporting cast.
I urge you to build a support group.
Surround yourself with positive people who will push you. In turn, push them back. Start that self published book. Finish that self published book. Start speaking publicly. Hold that event. Invest in that ipod application. Finish that blog post. Help others finish everything that’s left undone. As a group, collectively finish one thing a week.
Stop dreaming and start doing.Tweet