“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”~ Swami Vivekananda
The way to success
Driven by his instincts (and some ghosts), Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” builds a baseball field in the middle of his corn field. Then he waits for what’s to come, even though he’s not sure what that will be.
Sure it’s a fictional movie, but the lesson it teaches about following through on an idea is so true. It’s about doing what you feel is right.
If you have the desire to start a business, and have a true passion for what you want to do, follow the advice of
Swami Vivekananda, who once said: “Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. …This is the way to success.”
That and a whole lot of work. You’ll need to research your target market, implement a good strategy, write a business plan, find the perfect space, and then hire the right staff.
Giving life to an idea is like giving birth. No matter what the circumstances, you must own the responsibility. After all, “If it were easy – everyone would do it.”
Here’s a little inspiration:
- Believe in yourself and be 100-percent accountable for your actions.
- Risk is normal, so don’t let disruptions send you backward.
- Take the time to appreciate the journey and understand how things work. Putting too much pressure on yourself will lead to bad decisions.
- While it’s important to have a long-term vision in mind, be flexible in how you are going to get there.
- Don’t take no for an answer.
If you’ve got an idea you just can’t shake – an idea that keeps you up at night, and won’t leave you alone, you’re ready to move on it. The key is to get out of your head, and start taking small steps towards your goal. I believe in you!