Don’t be too smart for your own good!
You want to make an impact on the world. You want to start a business. You want to be part of a cause, a mission, something much larger than yourself. You are hungry for it, you’ve been thinking about it nonstop, and you can’t relax until you figure it out.
Also, you secretly know you’re the exception to the rule. Most others are happy to just exist, but you want to live an extraordinary life.
Achieving this could be the greatest decision of your life, and it could fill the gaping hole of what’s been missing. You can’t wait to get started, to get going, to make progress …
You’re even already thinking of yourself as a budding entrepreneur.
That’s when the monster shows up again. It blocks your way and kills your enthusiasm in under 5 minutes. It persists like a bad rash and it fogs up your beautiful mission and your amazing cause quicker than a blink of an eye.
You fight it, you resist the temptation to fall for it, you’re all determined to defeat it this time. Nothing dares get in your way. This is your dream we are talking about right?
Until the monster wins again.
You resign quietly and take the usual escape route. Dejection and frustration show up right away to keep you company.
The monster of course is idea overwhelm and the escape is indecision.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. ~Maimonides
I have met hundreds – yes, hundreds – of entrepreneurs, creative souls, writers, bloggers, business owners since I started down this path of doing my own thing, and every single one of them could relate to idea overwhelm.
Idea overwhelm is both a gift and a curse, and if you’re going to be a freethinker, a true entrepreneur, a creative business mind, you’ll have to learn how to deal with it well.
A little-known fact: There is no such thing as the right or wrong idea in entrepreneurship.
This search for perfection is killing your dream.
Are you a victim of idea overwhelm and not know it?
Idea overwhelm is when you get too smart for your own good – yes, there is such a thing.
You think of everything you could be doing, every problem you could be solving, and every type of business you could be starting.
You want to get involved in one too many causes, start one too many projects, write one too many things, and learn way too much stuff at the same time – and you know this, but we need to hear what we already know more than what we don’t know – you get confused, overwhelmed, and then, very little actually gets done.
Indecision is when idea overwhelm gets to be too much. At first, when lots of ideas come to you, it’s a good thing, even a great thing, but sooner or later you have got to commit to one.
When you fail to do that, you continue to get distracted, and if the pattern continues – more new fresh ideas come to you, more distracted you get at the prospect of pursuing them – the harder it gets to commit to anything at all.
So your mind becomes less capable of making a decision, for fear of losing out on something better by committing to any one thing. So you stay in limbo, and that’s called indecision.
Indecision is an escape from the responsibility of making a decision. It is also the quickest way to KILL your entrepreneurial dreams.
Indecision is still a decision to do nothing – and ‘nothing’ will never lead you to what you want.
There is no one single RIGHT decision when it comes to pursuing your dreams, starting a business and making an impact on the world.
Sure, there are times when a right or wrong decision is more clear in life:
The right decision when you are in an abusive relationship: Leave. Now.
The right decision when you see a child being bullied: Intervene to stop it.
The right decision when you’re drunk and need to get home: Walk or get a cab.
But there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ between all your wonderful ideas when you are an entrepreneur. You are charting your own path and tapping into your creative genius and some decisions may be better than others, and you’ll only know for a fact that after you’ve taken action.
Action speaks loudest and teaches the best lessons for the entrepreneur than all the research data in the world.
You want to know the short answer on how to stop indecision? Take Action already!
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan
3 Non-Negotiable Truths of Successful Entrepreneurs
Do you know the 3 non-negotiable truths all successful entrepreneurs live by?
Truth #1. Successful entrepreneurs start one thing at a time and finish it. Completion is crucial.
They may start many things, but success only comes by finishing and seeing something through to the very end, that’s the only way to create success. Half-finished books or projects or products don’t exactly lead to success.
Truth #2. Successful entrepreneurs make loads of stupid awful costly ridiculous mistakes, but indecision is not one of them.
Have you met a successful entrepreneur you admire who felt wishy-washy about what to do next? Sooner or later, action becomes the ultimate driver if you want that success.
Consistent, daily action towards a singular goal. Without action, you don’t find out how things turn out. Indecision is the opposite of action.
You cannot predict how a product or a service or even a piece of art is going to turn out until you do it. First-hand action beats all prediction and research.
Truth #3. Successful entrepreneurs see everything as a test and don’t let either failure or success get to them too much.
You can’t afford to get too attached to any one idea, brilliant as it may be. You are here to chart your own path, and to find out what’s the best way to hone in on your best big idea. You must take risks, be detached from failure, and don’t let success get to your head.
If you get too attached to any one idea, you won’t be able to see clearly and your emotions take over business decisions.
So you won’t be able to know when to abandon ship and when push further. Practice a healthy level of detachment and never call your ideas or projects your “baby”.
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