You have an idea for writing a book. You plan it out and think through a timeline. You have what you want the content to be. You come up with a title and then change it. Again, again, and again.
There's only one problem.
The writing part. You haven't actually put your butt in the chair to start writing it. You can do all the planning and preparation, but until you commit to actually doing the work, it's still just an idea.
As Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Ideas are sh*t, execution is the game."
So, what are you waiting for?
More than likely, the problem is that you're waiting for the right moment when everything is perfect.
Guess what? That's not going to happen.
On the No Meat Athlete podcast, co-hosts Matt Frazier and Doug Hay interview vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke. In their discussion, they talk about whether or not we should care what other people think. You can listen to it here.
Sometimes we get paralyzed into inaction when we take into account what others think. While it's great to get input when we ask for it, we can also get overwhelmed. We might think something is an amazing idea, but if others whose opinions we value don't think it's a good one then it goes no further.
If we are waiting for just the right moment or to have everyone on board with our idea, it's going to be an incredibly long wait.
We just need to put ourselves out there and execute!
Stop being afraid of what MIGHT happen and embrace what MIGHT happen. Sure, we might very easily fall flat on our faces...many times. Keep getting back up, regrouping, and trying again.
Robert Cheeke gave a personal example of when he started bodybuilding and went to his first competition. He got 4th out of seven competitors. He didn't quit just because he didn't win. He went to the next one and won it. Then he won another, and the domino effect occurred as one win built on the next one.
But we are going to have failures along the way, and those are even more important than the
successes. The most important aspect of all is putting ourselves out there. We will never know whether we will fail and/or succeed until the idea gets put into action. Stop waiting for the right time or the perfect time. Neither one will come knocking on your door.
Say to yourself, "I'm good enough right now," because that's exactly right. You're good enough to set that idea into motion. It's time to see what happens!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.