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10 Simple Ways to Start Making Your Idea Happen Today

After the idea, comes a flood of resistance.

Ever noticed how immediately after you have a fresh idea comes a flood of reasons why you shouldn’t do it? Steven Pressfield calls this the “resistance.” There’s a very real battle that rages on in our minds between thought and action.

Those who fulfill dreams, contribute to the world and live without regret are those who push through the resistance.

Here’s 10 ways to overcome the resistance and make stuff happen.

1.  Start by picturing yourself succeeding.

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” —DR. JOYCE BROTHERS

2. Relax and work with what you have already.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —JOHN WOODEN

3. Commit at least 15 minutes a day to working on your idea.

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”—JIM ROHN

4. Set a date to reach a specific milestone.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” —STEPHEN COVEY 

5. Ask someone to hold you accountable.

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” —ELBERT HUBBARD

6. Pay attention to what you’re doing.

“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” —JIM ROHN

7. Don’t worry about fitting a certain mold.

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.” —OLIVER JAMES

8. Get a mentor so you can jump the learning curve.

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

9. Do the work the mentor tells you to do.

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —JERRY RICE

10. Remember this: You’re good enough. You deserve it. The world needs your contribution. You got this.

Never think that you’re not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.” —ANTHONY TROLLOPE


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  1. Nate Mar 19th 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the great reminders Richie! I’ve been reading about resistance a lot lately in an online life planning course I’m taking. These tips hit the nail right on the head – reminds me of the quote “whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right”

    now to implement the tips! Thanks again!

  2. Diane May 13th 8:23 am

    I’ve finally set my date and even though it’s two years away it is marked on my calendar. In two years when my last son leaves for his mission I will be opening up my shop selling kids clothing and specializing in blessing /christening apparel and baptism dresses. My date is July 31. There it’s official! Thats my birthday so I can’t think of a better way of spending my birthday than fulfilling a lifelong dream. Thank you for all the encouraging comments to keep us going,


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