I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from ideaphoria. In fact, I’m in the midst of an ideaphoric episode involving ideas creating a membership program to help newbie and overwhelmed authors market their books and one around marketing to online entrepreneurs, marketing my own books and business, plus writing new books. I’m excited about these ideas. I’m researching, taking notes and getting tips from others. But right now, these ideas are worthless. Why? Because until I put the ideas into action, they don’t have value.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” Like Holmes says, too many people have an idea, something they want to achieve, but they don’t put action behind their effort. Certainly research and planning are first steps, but until you execute your ideas, they are unsung songs.
What have you done today to move yourself closer to your dream? If the answer is nothing, why not? Dreams and goals don’t manifest from thin air or wishes. They take action. So then the question becomes, why aren’t you taking action? There is no sense putting off the things you want to achieve in life. It only puts you behind, and means your dream is that much farther away. You don’t need all your ducks in a row to get started. You can do something today, right now, to begin to make your dreams come true.
I hope you’ll watch this video and then start singing your song. Don’t wait or continuously “get ready.” Give your ideas a voice and share the music.