Ever found yourself thinking that you just have too many ideas about your ideal business and you don’t know where to start?

I remember that feeling…. and how the struggle did indeed seem real.

I had ALL of these things I wanted to pursue. I wanted to go after ALL of my interests, leave no ideas behind, help everybody in the world, and be all things to all people. Preferably before lunch.

But the thing was, during that whole time I was in a dither about what I wanted my business to actually BE. It was all in my head. Not in the world.

And where was I? Still in the cubicle.

The truth is, that when you say you have “too many ideas”, what it usually means is that you have NO idea. (No idea what to do, that is!)

Too often, TMI (ahem, “too many ideas”) morphs into an excuse for not doing anything. And at some point, a decision has to be made. A decision to actually get started.  

(Believe me, I’ve seen it happen MANY times, both in myself and in others.!)

If you’re struggling with too many ideas, one of two things might be going on: you really don’t like any one thing enough to go after it exclusively, OR you think you’re going to have to sacrifice one thing forever to pursue another.

The good news is that neither of them has to stop you.

You CAN find ways to integrate different things that you love to do. You can also pursue one idea, give it some time, and correct course (or chuck it altogether) if it doesn’t pan out.

Just get going with SOMETHING and see what happens. (Yes, it is REALLY that important to take that first step and do something, seriously!) 

You can be as “multi-passionate” as you please, but there are ways around it letting it stop you. I just gave you two. 😉

But if neither of those common trip-ups are really what’s stopping you, there might be something else going on entirely. 

Maybe you’re simply too afraid to admit to what you KNOW you want to do….so you hide behind indecision.

How do I know that? Because that was my own real problem ALL along.  Good ol’ TMI had nothing to do with it, truth be told. 

I knew what I wanted. I just didn’t quite have the courage to be honest about it yet. So indecision (and inaction) seemed like the better option.

When I figured that out–that is, when I called myself out for it–it was a big game-changer. Eventually I had to laugh at myself for it.

(After I got over feeling foolish for being in my own damn way for so long, that is!) 😉

What a crazy thing to realize that nobody or nothing was stopping me but myself. End of story. 

THEN I got going with that dream idea….and I never looked back.

Things did NOT come together magically just like that big realization. But it WAS a tremendous moment.

All I had to do was allow it to happen, and let the rest grow from there.

How about you? Has “TMI” ever made you crazy? What did you do about it, and what did you discover was behind the indecision?

 

2 Comments on Too Many Ideas = NO Idea (What To Do Instead)

  1. Merri
    May 27, 2016 at 9:42 am (1 year ago)

    I discovered that the true calling never really leaves you alone🌟…. It seems like a good version of a whiney kid who never stops asking! When a persistent notion won’t let go, it’s a pretty good indicator that it’s the real deal ! 🌟🔥

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    • Jennifer
      May 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm (1 year ago)

      So true! Some things might disappear for years, even, and eventually come back. When it’s real, it does just that. 🙂

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