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6 Factors That Cause the Delay between Idea Generation and Idea Execution

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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.

1.Procrastination

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.

3.Doubt

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.

6.Laziness

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.

Concluding Remarks

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.

REMEMBER, NOTHING CAN STOP US, WE ARE ALL THE WAY UP. SEE YOU AT THE TOP

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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Bill Okello is an accountant who loves advising people on how they can live a prosperous life. Besides this, he also likes discussing and implementing business ideas. You can find him at okellobilly90@gmail.com

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  1. Kate Benzin

    July 7, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Yes, those are definitely reasons why I’ve sometimes had trouble executing an idea. And I’ve also found that I can be easily distracted by bright shiny objects that seem to have the answers to all my problems.

  2. btlosch

    July 7, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I’m pretty happy to see procrastination as the number one reason. Seems pretty true as far as I can see haha. Great read!

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4 Main Challenges Dream Chasers Face

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It recently dawned on me that the few individuals who have the courage to chase their dreams often give up because of the challenges they face on the journey.

As a dream chaser, I have faced both small and large obstacles that made me realize how easy it is to give up on dream chasing. These hurdles made me realize that people who dreamt big and now live their dreams truly deserve them because they overcame the following TOP 4 CHALLENGES DREAM CHASERS face.

  1. Things Not Going As Expected

One major challenge I realized dream chasers face, is that things seldom go as they anticipated. When they start chasing their dreams, dream chasers often believe that everything will go as planned. However, during the journey, they realize that almost nothing goes according to their plans. Unexpected obstacles pop-up and their dreams take long to come true.

My research on people who live their dreams made me realize that these individuals also experienced this phenomenon. Most of them reveal that things never went their way for some time, but eventually, they got more than what they expected because they kept pushing themselves harder.

  1. The Lack of Money

Almost every dream requires capital for it to come to true. However, not every dreamer has the capital to actualize their dream. For this reason, many individuals are often forced to continuously borrow money from family and friends, and take odd jobs for them to fund their dreams.

  1. The Need to Let Go Anyone That Doesn’t Support Their Dreams

When they start chasing their dreams, many individuals often realize that they have to keep distance from people who don’t believe in achieving dreams.

Personally, I realized that I had to avoid the people – including friends and relatives – who don’t believe I will achieve my dreams because they always infect me with negative energy, and doubts that make me consider giving up. They usually demoralize me, and I always have to force myself to work whenever I associate with them. For this reason, I realized that I have to avoid them completely because chasing and achieving dreams requires positive energy.

Avoiding close friends and relatives for the sake of my dreams is very challenging, and initially, I felt sorry for doing that. However, it dawned on me that it’s the right thing to do because I am living my life, not theirs.

  1. Time

Many dreams/projects require a large investment of time though they often take long before they start producing financial returns. Therefore, dreamers always have to work for someone for them to pay their bills hence resulting in them having a small amount of time to work on their dreams despite the fact that actualizing dreams requires lots of time. Furthermore, within that small amount of time they have, they still have to allocate time for friends, family, exercise, and rest.

Some dreamers end up ignoring family, friends, and a healthy lifestyle so that they find ample time to work on their projects.

Concluding Remarks

Therefore, if you are planning to chase your dreams, be mentally prepared to face the above challenges.

Also, realize that dreams don’t come true easily, and those who achieve them deserve them because they transcended the above hurdles.  The only motivating factor is that these individuals are normal individuals like you and me, and IF THEY DID IT, WE CAN ALSO DO IT.

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What Proves God is Good And Willing to Help You?

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N/B – I use the terms, ‘God,’ ‘his,’ and ‘him’ because they are the most common words used in reference to THE CREATOR. 

I started questioning God after realizing that many individuals are going through difficulties. However, I never questioned his existence because creation is enough evidence that God exists. I only questioned his goodness, and willingness to help and guide us.

Sometimes I wonder if God is really good, loving, and caring because nothing proves so. Or do you have proof that God is good and caring? Our prayers are seldom answered, life is unfair, and most of the time we get what we don’t want even after praying, and believing in God.

Does God really give us what we want? Does he really care for us? If so, why can’t he make life smooth for us?

When bad things happen, we are always told to stay calm because it’s God’s will. It seems God forces his will on us, and what he wants will happen whether we like it or not.

What if God is an evil spirit who doesn’t give a freak about us? What if he enjoys seeing us suffering? What if he’s not interested in helping us achieve our dreams?

Recently, I realized that we always work for whatever we want. Nothing is given for free by any power. If you want inner peace, work on it. If you want riches, work hard, and if you want a stable relationship, work for it. God will not give you these things if you pray without working hard for them. You cannot pray hard, sleep all day, and expect blessings. The surest way to get blessings is to work for them.

With this in mind, what role does God play in our lives? Maybe he does nothing because he’s neither good nor bad. Maybe he just created the world and left us to deal with it in whatever way we can. Maybe he never interferes with our daily deeds, and that’s why he seldom answers our prayers.

Maybe we are the gods, and we have the power to overcome hardships and get whatever we want. Or maybe he does nothing because he knows we are powerful and intelligent enough to pass the tests of life.

Anyway, until today, I have never discovered something that proves God is good and willing to help us. And for the people who claim God helped them, could God have helped you if you didn’t do anything? Maybe you just helped yourself.

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe in God, and I know there are great benefits to those who can align with his power.  For this reason, I just want to know ‘Him’ more. I think I’m doubtful because I just don’t know how to make ‘Him’ help and guide me, or I don’t know how to establish a connection with ‘Him’.

Despite my doubts, I trust that God might be a good God, and I know the problem is that I don’t know how to align with ‘Him’.

I, therefore, want you to help me realize how I can establish a connection with ‘Him’, and make ‘Him’ help and guide me towards a prosperous life. I want ‘Him’ to answer my prayers, and help me make a change in the world. I need to help many poor folks because living near a slum/ghetto has made me realize that some people really suffer. I must help them but I know I can’t without the help of a Higher Power. I, therefore, need God’s assistance, and guidance. But then, does God really help us? Is The Creator interested in guiding me?

Do you believe God is good and willing to help you? If you do, explain in the comment box below why you think God is good, and how he’s helped you.

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