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An Idea is Just an Idea

March 18, 2019

Think big and think beyond our means. That’s often what we are told right? But have you ever thought about the fact that no matter how much thinking you do, an idea is just an idea? 

It’s the cold hard truth that no one says beyond telling another to dream bigger and to think bigger. Think of the next big invention, think of the next Facebook and Apple….but all of those are just thoughts without ACTION. If we were to sit down and count about how many ideas we had per day, how many do you think we can tally up? 10? 50? 100?

We need to move past the thinking aspect and stop believing that purely thinking about something is enough. The cold-hard truth is that it’s not. An idea is just an idea until you take actions to turn that idea into something tangible. Solely having an idea isn’t good enough to change anything in the world because it exists in your head. Taking what began in your head and finishing it somewhere else can create amazing impact. 

And let’s forget about failure for a second here. Imagine all the amazing things that people can do if we all stopped believing we can’t or that our ideas aren’t feasible. Because all these innovations started somewhere: ideas in people’s heads. If you have a chat with entrepreneurs about how they started their business, I bet the majority of them will say something along the lines of “I had an idea of…”. And they are successful because they acted upon them. 

An idea is just an idea without execution. And execution will take time, sometimes a lot of time. Nothing comes freely and it’s the time that will drive you to work harder, think smarter and become stronger. Our human creativity fuels our idea thinking tank and we can’t let it diminish without acting upon it. No matter how crazy you think your idea is, act on it, you never know what will become of it. Perhaps you fail and you move on to something better, but what if you succeed?

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A million and one thanks for reading – until my next lil’ thought then!

xx jen

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4 Comments

  • Reply Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's March 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I was listening to a podcast (I forget which) and they were saying how good ideas are a dime a dozen, and that they mean nothing without execution! Totally agree with your message 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen March 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      YESSS I LOVE!!! an idea needs action!
      xx jen

  • Reply Nati Macchiato March 18, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    hey Jen ! I can’t begin to tell you how much I needed this post right now so, basically, a huge thank you for sharing it – your writing is incredible + I’m so excited to have found your blog. sending you so many good vibes all the way from the uk !

    Nati x | http://www.natimacchiato.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen April 3, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Nati! Thank you so much for your message – it really means a lot to me that you take the time to write and tell me how much my writing has helped! Thank you thank you!
      xx jen

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