By Cmor Ladejobi. Founder, NuWOW a hands on experiential learning educational organisation.
I know many people who are full of good ideas. Ideas about what they should be doing in life, ideas on innovation that can change the world and we definitely need. But guess what, it is pretty easy to come up with a good idea or two, the hard part is putting the idea to work, to actually implement the idea into action, to design, build a prototype and have people see it.
So how do you turn your great ideas into action, so you can smile to recognition, celebrations and to the bank.
Here are 5 things to do to help you accomplish just that.
1. Forget The Need For Perfection:
It’s important that you don’t try to do things perfectly. Instead just go for 70% of best and start. Often times, perfectionism leads to procrastination, which in turn leaves you not doing anything at all. So just do it. Start now from where you are, with what you have.
2. Act Now, Every Second Counts:
Rather than wait for a perfect time, the idea here is to immediately act on your good idea or problem. You will find that the more you just get down to doing things, implementing things, the more you get better and clarity, and then laziness vanishes. So if you have good ideas, try to act on them now.
3. Make a Plan:
One of the best methods of getting things done is by writing down what it is you want to accomplish in a particular day. This list will remind you and perhaps that is what you need in order to start acting. Making a list will help prioritize those ideas especially if you have too many things to do and don’t know where to start.
4. Be Ready to Sacrifice:
If your goal is to bring your good ideas into reality, you must be willing to sacrifice. You may very well have to watch 1 hour less of TV, or wake up an hour earlier, do lots of research online, learn from an expert, or play less video games. If you are really interested in living a full life, and actualizing your dreams, a little sacrifice is certainly required.
5. Be Willing to Work Hard:
Truth be told, there is no substitute for hard work. Forget the flashy lifestyle you see on social media or extravagant things you see celebrities showoff, if you really want to reach your potential, then you have to be willing to work for it. Most great accomplishments demanded hard work, and it is likely to be no different for you. So embrace hard work, don’t shy away from it. In fact, you may ultimately realize that doing is as much fun as achieving.