Don't Be Afraid To Try

You have an idea.

And it’s not just any idea.

It’s the one you’ve been keeping to yourself for a while now…

Because you know that deep down inside you’re afraid to share it with the world.

You’re afraid that you might fail.

That other people might not approve of what you’re doing.

What’s more, this particular idea has the potential to help hundreds of people.

Thousands, even.

And yet, it lives in your mind.

Never given the opportunity to see the light of day.

Because fear has gotten the best of you.

And you know what?

That’s ok.

You are not alone.

There’s always a time to take the leap, and if you haven’t yet...

Then maybe you’re just not ready.

Maybe it’s just not your time to put a dent in the universe.

Actually, scratch that.

I don’t believe in what I just wrote.

It’s not ok.

I won’t let you think that it’s ok.

Because it’s not.

I want you to succeed.

And success can only come from being honest with yourself.

So here’s the truth.

The truth is that you will never be ready.

There will always be another obligation, another bill to pay, another kid on the way. You will probably never have more time than you do right now...

And life will only get harder the older you become.

So my simple advice to you is to just do it.

Just try.

Take your idea out of it’s mental cage and set it free.

Let it fly.

High above the doubts of your subconscious intellect.

And see where it lands.

My biggest fear in life is being 50 and regretting not taking a chance on myself.

On not having the guts to pursue my greatest passions.

The thought of that kills me every single day.

Nothing is more scary than having to go back to a cubicle for the rest of my life.

Every single day I try my best to escape the dreaded nine to five.

I don’t want to be a slave to debts and economic uncertainty.

I don’t want to have to do anything other than what gets me excited the most.

Freedom in our own lives to do the things we want to do is the ultimate power.

Here’s the thing.

It’s never your idea that matters, it’s the execution of those ideas that do.

You could have the world’s most brilliant idea, but if you don’t execute you won’t get any results. On the flipside, if you execute really well on a mediocre idea then you can end up doing pretty well for yourself. It’s always the execution that matters. So don’t be afraid to try. Just try.

No one expets you to win any awards for now.

No one expects you to make it…

So you’ve really got nothing to lose. And the likelihood that you make it big with your first idea is an almost certain zero. It just doesn’t work that way.

It takes time to become good enough to get paid to do what you do.

Which is why it is vital you start right now.

Even if it’s not on a full time basis.

Even if you can only do it for an hour a day.

Even if you have a full time job.

Just trying is enough for now.

Get out there and give yourself a chance.

It’s never been easier to get your idea out and into the world.

All it takes is a basic website to see if your idea has any potential.

I know people who sold their first product on Facebook (with no website and no store) and now make thousands of dollars on most months doing it full-time.

Start small.

Take it one step at a time.

And keep on fighting the good fight.

“You have to believe in yourself in an almost crazy way. You have to be bold enough to make something from nothing over and over again. And you have to be delusional enough to think that your ideas are valuable…” - Rebecca Rebouche