Friday, October 02, 2009
Keep Your Hands on the Wheel
I had an idea. It was a really good idea if I do say so myself and I just did. I spent over a year working really hard on this idea. I researched it. I contemplated it. I nurtured it. I worked to make it a totally marketable and viable concept.
My mistake was...I didn't listen to my intuition.
Now my idea is dying. There is nothing I can do at this point except try to keep it alive...and at some point...if I can not...I'll have to let it go. Everything has a season, every idea has a time frame. Success happens when the right idea meets the right moment.
I have a lot of ideas. I'm always chasing rainbows. At any given moment I've got about ten or more ideas simmering. I accept that if just one of them boils, those are damn good odds, but this idea was special.
My advice, hard earned as it is, is to always follow your intuition. Don't be swayed by shiny things. Shiny things are often not so shiny upon further inspection. If you have a gut feeling and it's telling you to change course, do it. It may not be easy, but the destination will most definitely be better. You are the captain of your ship, so don't go handing the wheel over to someone else. They can help you chart your course, but you have got to keep your hands on the wheel and you have got to trust your instincts. Always.
We live, we learn.