How to Take Your Ideas from Plan to Execution Sep 15, 2016 gryphonleadershipgroupadmin 0 Comment Inspiration & Motivation, Marketing, News
Have you ever come up with a great idea, only to let it slip through the cracks, because the execution seemed too out of reach? The story is all too familiar, we allow our anxieties to snuff out the excitement of our ideas before they even get into the planning stage. So, what gives? Why do we allow our innovative ideas to fall by the wayside without even giving them much of a second thought?
Most of the time, the reasons behind our hesitancy to follow through reside within our fear of failure, lack of extra time, lack of funding, or lack of resources. But, what if these obstacles weren’t in the picture? What if the next time you had a great idea you decided to bet on yourself and follow through with it?
Most of us decide not to follow through with our ideas because the thought of it is too daunting. There is too much involved with the planning and execution of it and the risk of it not working out is too scary to invest that much time. But, what if it does work out? Take a bet on yourself! Following these steps will help you take your idea from just a thought to a seamless execution.
- Believe in yourself. Once you have weighed out the risks and decided to go ahead with pursuing your idea, you have decided to take a bet on yourself. From this point on, you have got to believe in yourself! After all, you’re the one who came up with this amazing idea in the first place. There will definitely be bumps in the road. That’s all part of the process. Don’t stop believing in yourself.
- Write your ideas down. Write all of your ideas down on paper. Trying to keep track of all of the thoughts in your head is too chaotic and confusing. Seeing all of your ideas written down in an organized manner will help you visualize your goals.
- Create and master a plan. Now that you have all of your ideas written down, you can craft your plan. Taking an idea from its origin to the final product requires a lot of planning and re-planning and it will go through many stages.
- Enlist the help of those with experience. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those who have experience in the field! People generally like to help others who ask for their expertise and will be willing to lend a hand or give advice if you ask for it in an appropriate manner.
- Be patient, but passionate. All great things take time; don’t rush it. However, don’t let the passing time allow your passion to diminish. Keep your excitement alive!
- Sell your vision, (and yourself)! Depending on the idea that you’ve come up with, you’re going to have to sell it in one way or another. You’re also going to have to present yourself in a way that projects confidence and assurance. Why would your boss, the buyers, investors, etc. buy into your idea or product if you are not confident in it yourself? You came up with a great idea, planned for it, worked hard on it, developed it; so sell it!
Next time you have a truly great idea, challenge yourself to follow through with it. Breathe life into it and see where you can take it and where it can take you!