We have millions of thoughts and ideas every day. Sometimes an idea seems like it could solve a problem for ourselves or others and we decide to develop it, full of enthusiasm and hope for what it may lead to.
But what happens if you try, try and try again only to be met with another brick wall of doubt, disbelief and disillusionment? What if you just can’t put your finger on the final piece of he puzzle? What if, after all your efforts, you’re met with naysayer after naysayer? What then?
I read a lot of motivational and inspirational biographies and it’s here I find examples of dedication, determination and dogged grit. There are literally MILLIONS of humans who have overcome challenges and actualised their goals. I am sure you can name quite a few.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
Edison also uttered the imortal; “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”, but the profound realisation that the success of an idea might be much closer than we think is, to me, a more powerfully inspiring message. It’s one which challenges you to keep going even when you think you may have reached the end of the line and haven’t the strength to carry on.
So my question to you is; what if your idea is actually brilliant? What if your success was just around the corner? What if your time was now? Would you still give up?
Of course you wouldn’t. If you knew your future you’d know when to expect success and when to expect failure, however wouldn’t it be tempting to just procrastinate until the deadline loomed large? Could you honestly say your dedication and tenacity would be as high if you knew you were due success on, say, the 4th of May? I kind of think that our successes wouldn’t be as great as they could be if we had pre-qualified for a successful end result.
Having faith in what you do is a major driver towards success; knowing why you’re doing it enriches your efforts with a sheer unstoppable spirit. Wholehearted, unswerving belief is required if you are to push yourself through all the hoops that will make your journey worthwhile. Otherwise it’s just a job, a chore, a tick-box exercise.
Knowledge that an idea will work must come from inside you; you need to demonstrate an internalised trust in yourself. Feed that. Don’t look for external supports, they will come in time, focus on what you believe, on the higher knowledge you can trust to guide you in the right direction. If it feels good, do that. Again and again and again if needs be, just follow your instincts, meditate on your purpose and keep on pushing my friend. You will get there, for where else is there to go? Two paths; the pursuit of success or giving up before you succeed.
Your idea, vision, dream, invention, innovation has to be worth at least one more go. YOU are worth it too. Keep going, you know it makes sense.
May the 4th be with you 🙂