Life Scribbles: The Hard Work of Ideation
Blood, sweat, and tears! Yes, those are exactly what every good idea needs.
There are no quick shortcuts to implementing ideas. Sure, there are some great tools that increase efficiency, visibility, and even profitability. But regardless, at the end of day, you’re going to have to work your tail (or any word you want to insert here) off to turn an idea into reality.
Ask anyone who you respect and consider to be someone who is actually living out there dreams. I bet you that ALL of them will say that it came at a cost. In addition, I bet most of them will say (at least, those willing to admit) that it came at a great cost to get to where they’re at in life. (And I definitely don’t mean money or fame. I’m talking about people who actually live out their passions and are happy doing it no matter how sacrificial it may be.)
Hard work is what gives flesh to ideas. I meet too many people that have great ideas but lack intentional effort towards actualization. Ideas are romantic to think about, but grueling to implement.
Are you willing to stay up until the late hours of the night to pursue your passion? Are you willing to sacrifice time and your own money so that you may work on an idea? Are you willing to learn from others, even those you don’t agree with or respect? Are you willing to READ and engage new content so that you can become a better ideator?
Your willingness or hesitancy to answer these questions will be the difference between actualization and wishful thinking.
Never confuse ideas with ideation. Ideation is a newer term that refers to not only the idea but the process of moving the idea into implementation. I want to be about ideation. I don’t want to get stuck in the world of ideas. There are plenty people in the world of ideas, but only a few who really ideate well. Learn frome these folks. Know any?
Let’s work at this together. Let’s not settle for just good ideas that stay dormant and eventually die. We need to help each other by continually challenging one another to move forward! Let’s kick each other in the _________ 🙂 There are too many great things that we were created to pursue. Don’t go to the grave with your ideas. Let them breathe, multiply, and permeate human history.
The secret? WORK HARD!!!
Love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to throw questions or comments about how this actually works. I’m definitely open to conversing with you about this.
Life Scribbles is a blog category I created to jott down quick notes about various topics and personal interests. These notes (including questions) are meant to be short, thought-provoking, relatively open, and purposefully unresolved. I’m hoping that these Life Scribbles will challenge or refine perspectives, create meaningful conversations, and lead to further inquiry about the topics presented.