Sometimes, it’s difficult to turn a vision into reality;
There’s doubt and fear… fear of failure.
When it comes to business, people always hesitate and think twice. This is quite understandable as there’s a lot at stake when you start a company. Building a business takes time, effort and of course, whether you like it or not – money.
But you should ask yourself, “Will I be able to sleep soundly at night knowing that I didn’t even try?”
Life is uncertain, there’s no promise of success and this is the same in the world of business. Mark Zuckerberg said, “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
So what are you waiting for?
7 Reasons to Take Action on Your Business Idea
Start thinking of ways to slowly jump-start that business idea! Don’t be afraid; it will be difficult, the road will be rough, you will definitely stumble along the way, you will be blown by strong winds and often, you will find it difficult to even push through.
But at the end of the day, you’ll realize that it was the best road, the most amazing adventure you’ve ever taken.
Here are seven solid reasons why you should take action on your brilliant business idea.
1. If You Don’t Start it, Someone Will
Yeah sure, you have the best business idea in the world!
It’s one-of-a-kind, no one else has ever done it and in your mind it will surely be successful – but then, you don’t act upon it. Then, you wake up the next morning and your neighbor does the exact same business! It’s upsetting, right? And you start to realize that you weren’t the only one thinking of it too.
Regrets are just regrets, there’s really nothing you can do, you just have to consider it a missed opportunity. But you can avoid this if you take action quicker the next time.
Remember, ideas without action are nothing.
2. What Do You Really Have to Lose?
The “what-ifs” in your head are just imaginary, they don’t really exist and it’s just causing you paranoia, hindering you from ever even starting your dream business.
Do you believe me?
If not, just think of what you do everyday, your activities of daily living. You drive, you cross the street, there’s a HUGE risk of accidents, you might be ran into by a speeding vehicle, but you drive and cross the street anyway right? Because you need to get to your destination, to where you want to go.
Take a moment to closely look at your life, to study your situation. Is there really a risk, or are you just too afraid to even try? Perhaps, it’s not really the risks that you’re worried about.
Maybe, you’re masking that inner feeling of not succeeding. In everything that you do, failure is a possibility and it’s not something that you have to be ashamed about. Millions of people fail every second, what difference does that make?
If things don’t work out the way you want them to, you can go back to your life but that doesn’t mean you can’t try again.
3. What if Your Business Idea Actually Works?
Negative what-ifs are not good, but good what-ifs are healthy. Above everything else, you have to imagine your business idea being a successful one.
As long as you start it right, plan the business thoroughly and couple it with hard work, perseverance and patience, what could go wrong?
More than the thought of failure, there’s a bigger chance for your business idea to flourish and be successful.
Just think of the results of this success, you can quit your daytime job, spend more time with your family, increase your income and branch out with more businesses and you can even potentially help many people by providing employment!
Your simple business idea can change lives forever, not only for you but for the people around you.
4. Nothing is Guaranteed in Life
Time and time again, life does not assure you of anything.
You create your own path, you work hard for the things that you want and you are the master of your own destiny.
Things will not always be in your favor, you might lose important people, not succeed in your chosen career, fail several times and you might experience the most unfortunate events but don’t let anything stop you.
That said, there’s nothing more fulfilling than to pursue your passion, to feel that you are living the life of your dreams. So take a leap of faith and grab that chance to act on your business idea.
5. You Will Regret Not Following Your Dreams Someday
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
This quote from Steve Jobs is so powerful and so true. As a lot of people say, “Life is too short to live with regrets.” Society has a way of poisoning people’s minds, it expects us to become what we do not want to be.
You’re not business savvy, you don’t have the flare for business, or you’re just not smart enough to become an entrepreneur, these are just some of the things you hear. Never go to the same old, routine and monotonous direction. Be you, be unique, try everything, fail and succeed.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. At the end of the day you’ll be singing the lines, “Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew, when I bit off more than I could chew. But through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out. I faced it all and I stood tall; and did it my way.”
6. You’ll Grow From the Experience
There’s nothing in this world that can teach you about life and change you so much than experience. Experience is just everything.
Whether you succeed or fail, there’s nothing more important than going through the entire process of starting a business. Losing is still winning, because by losing you become a better you – wiser, tougher, smarter and definitely you become more of a fighter.
Now that you know what went wrong, what you should change and what you should do in the future, you will be more confident and reasonable in making decisions. Things may not have turned in the best direction this time, but you’ll never know in the future!
7. It’s Now or Never
Procrastination is a disease of the mind that can eat you up if you allow it to.
It’s normal to be lazy sometimes, but postponing to the point of not being able to do the job or task at hand is really sick. So if you have a business idea, don’t just brush it off and do it later or next time or someday, do it now, today!
The world is always changing, people are always thinking of ways to make things better. You on the other hand will continue to stay on a secluded, isolated and lonely corner, just imagining and dreaming of what is to come.
But if you walk your talk, you can do far greater things beyond your wildest dreams! And you’ll be surprised at how things will work out for you.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
These are just seven reasons why you should act on your business idea now, there are a thousand reasons more!
If you’ve thought of other reasons, try to list them and read them over and over again. Let these reasons be your inspiration to take courage and action in building your dream business.
Start planting now, water it daily and reap the sweet fruits of your labor. You’ll appreciate yourself in the future.
You’ll stay strong, motivated, and filled with purpose until you reach your goals.