I get it, though. There are those moments when you are filled with inspiration and you are geared up to start. You go as far as googling more info on it and sharing your radical ideas with others. They get pumped too! But then months later, nothing. You were too overwhelmed with making money, running kids around and having a social life to even begin to think about it again.
Consider what Thomas Edison said: A vision without execution is hallucination.
You have a dream and you smile when you think of that dream. It stirs up some good feelings. You have a vision and according to The Secret that’s all you need because suddenly you will automatically start making shit happen! And shit happens… it just has nothing to do with your idea.
My friend, that is very much a hallucination. Ouch!
Can we live the dream if we don’t even know where we are going? How do we even start if we have no idea what the end result will look like?
Clearly, a dream becomes reality because of execution. As magical as it sounds, you can’t imagine your way to the finale and have something tangible at the end. You have to have done something. I think people get stuck really understanding the vision, the purpose of it and where it can go. Only from there can you make an execution plan.
I am mad for technology and the advances happening daily. I follow the meta-trends, modern marketing tactics, and breakthroughs that give us the unfair advantage and I know for certain that each started from an idea and nothing would have surfaced from that idea had no vision been made nor action taken.
Here are three simple steps to turn the daydream into reality:
- Determine measurable objectives
The steps are simple, actually executing on them will require some hard-nose work I’m sure.
What are you hallucinating about and how will you make it reality?