Today I’m going to take you on a tour of some facts and fiction about ideas … and I’m going to show you how you can find them. Getting Ideas
First of all, you’re going to have to disabuse yourself of the notion that there is just one great idea waiting out there that will make you rich … if only you could find it. Alcoholic’s Anonymous and some other great 12 Step programs out there have this great expression called “Stinkin’ Thinkin” Starting today I want you to realize something, read, heed, learn and put into action this truth … “If Only” is Stinkin’ Thinkin”. You can attain what you wish, on the terms you want to attain it, if you actually want to … and the ‘weak sister” phrase “If Only” has no part in the plan.
Myth number two is that there is one great idea. There are thousands of ideas out there that can make money and help you attain your goals of success. Hundreds of thousands, millions of ideas perhaps. The reason most of us aren’t as successful as we want to be is not because we haven’t come across the “great idea” yet, it’s because we are spending our time searching for it instead of doing something.
One of my personal heros, Winston Churchill was famous for a quote that always comes to mind on this subject is:
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Substitute “opportunity” for “truth” and you’ll see that Winston foresaw the Internet and what it takes to be successful, no did you? How do I mean that? Every day you are surrounded by adversities, annoyances and every single one of them is an opportunity … an idea if you will.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Every time I read something about a promising Internet business opportunity on a blog, or some other format that allows comments I am always struck by the number of folks who spend their precious hoard of time to voice a thousand reasons why it won’t work. Most of you have probably heard the old saw that according to aerodynamicists a bumble bee is theoretically incapable of flight. If the bumblebee could read and was forced by his parents to attend college he undoubtedly would sit on the edge of his hive and starve … because, after all, isn’t that what the experts have told him.
Figure out what made you angry in the past 24 hours. pr what exasperated you, what seemed dumb or stupid. Think through what might have made you embarrassed, feel inadequate or lesser in stature than other persons. Within those thoughts are the germ of a number of opportunities. Pick one and run with it.
As a final thought, from George S. Patton, a man, that had he lived, might well make us ask today, Eisenhower who?
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.