As entrepreneurs we are idea people, dreamers who love the idea of thinking about and exploring something new. But there comes a time when we need to stop talking about it and begin doing it.
Starting does not guarantee that everything you try will be a raging success (darnnit!!) but it has a much better chance of becoming one then if you just keep talking about the idea.
Starting is also one of the hardest steps. Talking is safer and usually a heck of a lot more fun. Talking generates new ideas to explore and research. Starting usually means more work and add-ons to an already long to-do list. But starting also helps you learn a few things:
- Is this something you are passionate about?
- Is it leading you to a new idea or opportunity?
- Is it fun or will it bring you joy?
- Will it extend or gain exposure for your business?
- Will it improve your health?
- Will it reduce stress in the long run?
Are there ideas you have been talking about a lot lately? Starting a new exercise program, reading a book, starting a Twitter account, starting a blog… any of these ring a bell? It’s time to stop talking about it and start doing it. Hey, it worked for Walt Disney right?!
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Choosing Gratitude: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”.