After asking people about their dreams, plans, and ideas, I realized that many people have big ideas, but few execute them.
Besides this, I also found out that the few individuals who execute their ideas often take too long. Therefore, I analyzed the main reasons for this delay and I found out the 6 main factors that cause the delay between idea generation and execution.
The primary cause of the delay between idea generation and execution is procrastination. Many people have ideas, but they keep putting off the execution date because they lack inspiration, and also because they fall for distractions.
2.Lack of Capital
The lack of capital is also a major factor that makes people delay executing their ideas. People have huge ideas but fail to execute them because execution requires funds. They, therefore, decide to look for money before they give life to their idea.
Sometimes we delay executing our ideas because we don’t believe in ourselves. We think we don’t have the capacity to turn the idea into reality. We, therefore, decide to wait for inspiration before we execute our ideas.
4.Waiting for the perfect conditions
Earlier, I always waited for the ideal conditions before I executed my ideas, and I came to realize that perfect conditions seldom arrive.
I, therefore, discovered that waiting for the perfect conditions is also a reason why people delay executing their ideas. People often wait for the time when everything within and around them will favor execution.
However, waiting for the perfect conditions delays idea execution because these perfect situations always take long to arrive, and sometimes they fail to come.
5.Waiting for Validation
Some of us fail to execute our ideas because we prefer executing them when other people prove their validity. We wait for people to tell us that our ideas are good before we decide to take action on them. Therefore, we delay or fail to execute our ideas if nobody believes in them.
Laziness occurs when an individual has the capacity to conduct a particular activity that he ought to carry out, but the individual fails to do so after imagining the type of effort involved. People know that idea execution requires a considerable amount of effort from them. They, therefore, keep postponing the execution date because they are too lazy to invest a large percentage of their time and energy in their idea.
If you have an idea, don’t let procrastination, doubt, and laziness stop you from executing it. Furthermore, never wait for the perfect conditions because they rarely come. You are free to ask people what they think about your idea, but don’t let their opinions make you give up on the idea. You are the only one who understands your idea. Therefore, other people’s viewpoints on your idea don’t matter.
Lastly, the lack of capital must not prevent you from taking the first steps needed to execute your idea. Not all steps need funds. You can create a plan, research about your idea, and build the skill set that the idea will require while looking for capital.
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I believe these are not the only factors that cause the delay between idea generation and execution. Therefore, you are free to add more factors in the comment box.
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Why Ego is the Main Source of Anger and Envy (Ego Part 2)
After realizing that the ego impedes personal growth, I decided to study and contemplate about it. It then dawned on me that the ego is our enemy because it’s the primary source of anger and envy.
The ego as I defined in the article, The Era of the Ego and the Destruction of Intuition, is a feeling of self-importance. The ego makes you believe you are more important than other members of the society and, therefore, you must be heard, respected, admired, and followed. It makes you believe that you are always right and everybody else is wrong.
The ego can result in you being angered by petty issues. For instance, it can make you outraged by any action or word that appears to disrespect you. Insults (even from kids), and petty jokes will make you angry if you are egoistic. You’ll even get mad when people ignore you or argue with you because the ego believes you deserve admiration and no one must argue against your beliefs because you are always right.
Anger arises when you misinterpret things. The ego will thus make you prone to anger since it’s the King of misinterpretation. For instance, if an individual accidentally steps on your foot, the ego will believe it was intentional hence making you angry.
Besides causing anger, the ego also causes envy. You become envious when you feel resentful when other people progress, succeed, or attain something you don’t have.
The ego causes envy because it hates to see others appear more important than you. If your neighbor succeeds or buys something you believe makes her more important than you, the ego feels bad because your neighbor’s progress makes it feel inferior or less important. The ego always wants you to be ahead of everybody so that you become the most important person. It’s hurt when others progress faster than you and appear more important hence making you feel envious.
For this reason, the next time you feel angry or envious, realize that it’s the ego causing these feelings. Then separate yourself from the ego and know that it’s an illusion since it isn’t your true self. Your true self is an extension of Infinite Intelligence/Cosmic Consciousness, and it never gets angry because it interprets everything positively. Moreover, it’s never envious because it understands that we are all connected and we must rejoice in others’ success.
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6 Unique Ways to Deal with Anxiety
I used to suffer from chronic anxiety because I worried about everything. Luckily, I discovered how to eradicate this gnawing feeling.
Anxiety is mainly defined as ‘feelings of tension or worry about a future outcome.’ Many people today are anxious about everything. In the article, ‘The Era of Anxiety and the Destruction of Intuition,’ I described the factors that make modern society anxious.
Anyway, anxiety has many side-effects. It causes sleep problems, digestive disorders, and prevents us from having a clear mind. For this reason, you must strive to get rid of anxious thoughts whenever they attack you.
Here are 6 ways you can deal with anxious thoughts:
1.Meditate on Infinite Intelligence
Think about the power that created the universe. Think about its greatness and willingness to support life. Realize that it exists in all life forms including you, and therefore, you have nothing to worry about if the power that created the universe exists within you.
2.Watch Nature Documentaries
Watching nature documentaries makes you shift from
3.Sing a Song of Praise
I started singing songs of praise to Infinite Intelligence/God after realizing that they eradicate anxiety. Anxiety mainly attacks you when you focus too much on yourself. The songs of praise thus eliminate anxiety as they make you focus on Infinite Intelligence.
N/B – I used to be against songs of praise because I believed there is no need to praise God. However, I embraced them after realizing that God has to be praised. If we praise our friends, families, and strangers for their accomplishments, why can’t we praise God for what ‘he’ has done?
“Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale; were I a swan, the part of a swan, but since I am a reasonable creature, it is my duty to praise God.” – Epictetus, Stoic Philosopher.
4.Realize that You Can Die At Any Moment
Knowing this fact about death enables you to realize that you might be worrying about a future that might arrive when you are dead. It makes you live in the moment and stop worrying about an unguaranteed future.
Know that anxiety is bad for you as it causes increased blood pressure, breathing problems, digestive disorders, and erectile dysfunction (for men). It also reduces productivity, and destroys your intuitive abilities.
Being conscious of the side effects of anxiety will enable you to quickly recognize and ignore anxious thoughts hence preventing you from succumbing to anxiety.
6..Try Medical Marijuana
I used to be against marijuana, but I adopted a positive attitude towards it after realizing that most ancient cultures involved it in their religious practices. Ancient cultures realized its importance on our mental health.
Today, studies have realized that marijuana temporarily eliminates anxious thoughts as it makes individuals feel calm. It also relieves the symptoms of anxiety by making individuals think everything is okay.
N/B – However, you must only use marijuana when free because it will reduce your productivity.
Apart from the above methods, I believe there are many other ways to deal with anxious thoughts. You are free to mention them in the comment box below:
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