My husband and I always discuss the fact that we don’t want to live with regret. We don’t want to ever ignore our greatest ideas only to have us reach a scenario where we are sitting together on a porch swing as an elderly couple that always talks about how we didn’t do something we knew we should have. To prevent this from happening, we work towards executing our greatest ideas every single day.
Executing your greatest ideas are the KEY to living your best life.
How do you know when your idea is the GREATEST? The greatest idea nags at you. It whines and cries like an overly hungry baby and won’t stop until you feed it.
The idea whines for a reason. It’s because it wants to annoy you so much that you have no other choice than to feed it. You can feed your greatest ideas by executing them.
Have an idea repeatedly to move? Move. The idea is going to persist until you achieve it.
Have an idea repeatedly to find a new job? Seek out that job. The idea is going to persist until you achieve it.
Have an idea to lead a healthier life? Do what it takes to get healthy. The idea is going to persist until you achieve it.
Have an idea to get your life organized? Get organized. The idea is going to persist until you achieve it.
Have an idea to move forward with a new relationship or out of one that doesn’t work? Do it now. The idea is going to persist until you achieve it.
After discussing some of my greatest ideas with someone I love recently, they told me they never have any great ideas. I didn’t know what to say at the time, so I just didn’t say anything. After thinking about it, it really bothered me that someone would think they don’t have any great ideas. It was very, very sad. It’s almost like they’ve given up on life. If you are like this person, listen to me…….
Everyone has great ideas. No matter your age, race, culture, background, etc, THOSE IDEAS ARE THERE.
Sometimes there are so many ideas flowing in fact, that one can become overwhelmed. That often leads to humans ignoring them. Maybe that’s what was going on with the person that said they didn’t have any great ideas. Maybe they just have too many. In this case, I recommend creating a simple checklist. I write things down in an “idea notebook” and draw little check boxes next to each idea. I keep the notebook with me all the time and then check things off as I do them.
I don’t put pressure on myself to do them all quickly, rather, I merely try to check off one item every day or every other day. I hold myself accountable for this. If you don’t have the accountability skill to do this, hire an accountability coach (you can easily find one online) or have a good friend/family member check in with you a couple of times a week. You have to ask for help sometimes because people don’t automatically know when you need or even want it.
Here’s to you living your best life!
I especially think you’ll like this piece in wrote in April 2019: You Were Meant To Be Happy
Sending my love and light to you!