I am the king of unfinished business. Those that know me well can probably recall dozens (or more) projects I have started and not followed through on. I have worked on tons of different business plans, design projects, blogs, etc… but have always struggled with committing to those ideas. It’s not the hard work that kills me; I have spent days upon days on these individual ideas and LOVE the #hustle that goes into new projects but, after a while, I run into the same old problem… commitment. Why is that?!
Looking back, I can hear some of my excuses for why I quit (not enough money, not enough time, not enough connections, etc…). The truth is, however, that I just didn’t care enough.
While it’s true that some ideas stalled because of a lack of either time, money, or connections, I guarantee that if one of those projects was my true passion, if I really, really wanted it, I could have made it work. I could have pushed a little harder, worked a little longer, or picked up the phone and made the cold calls. If one of those projects was what I truly needed or wanted to do, I could have made it happen.
But I didn’t care enough. It wasn’t my passion.
Whew. What a relief! I am so glad that I didn’t force one of those ideas to be “The One”. That’s way too much pressure for a mediocre idea. And, more importantly, I’m not stuck doing something I don’t love!
It’s important to remember that everyone has ideas. For anything that you want to do, there is probably someone, or thousands of someones, out there doing it right now. And they may even be better than you (they probably are right now). But, in the end, it’s those who care more, are willing to work, and are fueled by passion that succeed. If your success is only measured in the dollar amount, then I don’t think it matters what you do. But for those that want to see their ideas and dreams become reality, keep working, keep writing, keep creating. One day you’ll wake up and realize that you’re doing what you love.