Do you have lots of great ideas for business and life in general? Do you get enthusiastic and pour loads of energy into them, but nothing seems to happen? Then to top it off, someone ELSE comes out with the same idea a bit later and it's a hit! Does that get you down? What if you were just too quick for the rest of the world? What if you were having ideas that are perfect for 1, 5 or even 10 years in the future? So when you get a great idea, ask “Now or in the future?” Then notice what feels light, now or in the future. Remember, if it's light, it's right for you. If it's in the future, write your idea down in a Special Ideas Notebook and re-visit it from time to time. This is a great way to nurture and contribute energy to your godzillion ideas when the time is right.
How often do you limit your choices – before you even consider them – by concluding that other people won't approve? “My husband/wife wouldn't agree,” “My parents wouldn't like it” or even “No one else does that, so what would everyone think?” Worrying about what other people think is one of the main reasons you will give for not doing something. What if you took other people out of the equation so you could see what you'd really like to choose? Ask “If other people's points of view weren't real – if everything were just an interesting point of view – what would I choose?” How many of the world's science, social, cultural and business innovation and even new lands (you know, the world is no longer fat), were created by people doing what they loved, no matter what other people thought was real, true, or possible. What could be possible for you if you listened more to you?
Do you ever think yourself into a knotty ball of confusion? Listing all the pros and cons, collecting reams of background info which you analyze to death from all angles, trying to figure out what to do? To get it Right. Whether it's which subject to study, job to take, car to buy, or who is The One? Do you enjoy this process? Is it as fast and easy as you'd like? And how does it usually work out? If you don't enjoy it and would prefer a faster, easier – and dare I say it more reliable for you – approach, next time you find yourself embarking on a thought journey into the abyss ask “If I didn't think about this, what would I know?” You know those moments when you just know something? It feels right and light to you (even though others think you're crazy)? Only you can know what's right for you. Are you willing to trust you more? Life might become a whole lot easier.
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