“Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started.” Mark Zuckerberg
Mark is right.
I think you’ll agree with me:
Everyone has an idea. But not everyone acted on their ideas to make it happen. Didn’t you?
It might be our fear of failure, procrastination, and a lot of excuses. But it’s not too late to make our ideas real. To act again.
Each one of us who are ordinary in the eyes of many men and women has a potential to be an entrepreneur either offline or online.
We should never underestimate our power to create the life we really wanted. .
Make your ideas real this time.
Okay, let’s dive in.
Table of Contents
12 Ways to Turn Ideas Into a Reality
1. Trust Your Ideas
No one will believe it unless you’re the first believer. You must be the first fan of your idea. The cheerer. The best supporter.
Believe in your idea.
That it’s great. Fantastic. Novel.
Do you have a great idea? Trust it. It might change the world.
2. Believe In Yourself
You have to believe in yourself enough to make your idea happen. You are charting yourself into the unknown.
There’s a lot of obstacles coming to start an idea. The challenges are great. It’s unavoidable. You gotta believe what you have and believe enough to what you can do.
3. Gather Important Details
This thing I missed a lot when I implemented my plans. I was too focused on profit. On the upside. I didn’t protect myself from the downside. And the downside came.
I was unprepared. I fell short of gathering facts.
No, you don’t need perfect information to start an idea, just enough information. Again, see the downside not only the upside.
Prepare yourself when things go wrong. It is better to give your best and fail than proceed with a lackluster plan.
It’s essential to have at least an 80% chance of succeeding than 50-50. Get the right data and start your idea right.
4. Embrace The Risk
This is a close cousin to believing in yourself. In every plan, there’s always an associated risk.
Starting an idea, we’re charting ourselves into the unknown. Our chance to succeed for sure is not 100%. Get enough courage to take the risk.
Focus on the prize. So that the obstacle won’t block too much your sight to see the way to success.
Susan Jeffers said, “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
Go and take a calculated risk!
5. Don’t Rush
I’m guilty. I rushed to become a millionaire. I started a business ten years ago. All I could see was profit. The numbers tricked me. No, I tricked myself.
I was a victim of my own foolishness. Patience was out of my radar. Nature taught me well.
Don’t follow what I did.
Only fools rush in. Be patient.
6. Have a Vision
A vague vision will create a vague result. A clear vision can create a clear path towards your entrepreneur journey.
One person saw of connecting the world. People thought he was crazy. He started connecting students from his school. Today more than a billion people connected to a social networking site. You know his name. The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.
See the vision of your idea no matter how crazy it is.
7. Have a Mission
A mission is a specific action to achieve your vision. Write your mission. And then narrow it down to goals.
This is will be your important assignment. Know how to execute your plans.
Even it is mission impossible. Start the journey. Take the challenge.
8. Be Passionate
Nothing will last if we’re not passionate about our ideas. Our heart and mind should be 100% committed to our plans.
Passion sustains us when we encounter obstacles or failures along the way.
It will keep us to move forward when the going gets tough. Giving up is the last thing on your mind if you do things passionately. Be passionate.
9. Build Momentum
This is to stay on course. You start to network with people and gather all the bits and pieces of information to make your ideas happen.
Avoid distractions and focus on what you’re trying to achieve. There’s a lot of noise coming your way.
Stick to your plan. Timing is key. Keep the walk and then jog until you can run.
10. Make Your Ideas Better
Jim Collins said, “The enemy of great is good“. You have a good idea. Can you make it better?
Our idea at the start is raw. It’s good. But don’t become complacent. There’s always a way to make an idea better.
Brainstorm. Continue to improve. Never stop learning.
Bring out the best ideas in you.
11. Seek Feedback
Don’t be afraid to ask ideas from friends and mentors. Seek their counsel. Their opinions. Their wild guess.
You don’t need to obey all of their advice or opinions. You still have the last say to what you think is right. There are things sometimes we cannot see that other people see.
Be humble. Ask around especially those already in your path.
12. Get Started No Matter What
Getting started is the most difficult part for first-time entrepreneurs. We don’t know the complete details of our plans. All we see, a lot of paper works, process, and people to approach to make it our ideas happen.
A mountain of questions that need some answers.
But no matter what, START! No ifs and buts. Make it happen today!
What do you think of the list? Do you have something to add? Please share your thoughts and drop a comment below.