Would You Like to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality? Here Are 10 Key Points…
10 Keys for Turning Ideas Into Reality
Anmol Mehta | Anmol Mehta.com
The more I live the less impressed I am by just ideas. Regardless of how good the idea might be, I have come to realize that good ideas in and of themselves are pretty much worthless. I know many people who are full of good ideas. Ideas about what they should be doing in life and also, lots of ideas for others too. Really, it is pretty easy to come up with a good idea or two, the hard part is putting the idea to work, to actually implement the idea.
This, I feel, applies to all dimensions of life. I am sure you have had good ideas about how to manage your money better, manage your children better, your diet better, your fitness better, your relationships better, your spiritual growth better, etc, etc, but, really how many of those ideas did you follow through on till the end and therefore, reap the final benefits of? If you have followed through on your ideas, then that is certainly meaningful, but, if you just have some good ideas, that is really nothing very impressive.
I have found this to be especially true in the arena of spiritual growth. Many aspirants, initially inspired, formulate great plans for daily meditation and yoga practice, but check with them a month later, and the idea has not been carried out and the practice has fallen by the wayside. So how do you turn your good ideas into action, so you can enjoy the benefits? I think the following ten suggestions will go a long way in helping you accomplish just this.
1. Hone Your Intent:
My teacher Ravi Singh, used to tell us all the time, “Hone your intent.” I think this is very valuable advise. If you have a good intention and are not able to implement it immediately, chisel it, sharpen it, hone it. It is valuable to chew on it and give it strength, so that it does not simple fade away, but, instead remains alive till such time as it has the necessary power to manifest into action.
2. Use the Golden Rule:
I wrote about the golden rule in the article, How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Meditation Now. This rule essentially says that don’t try to do things perfectly. Instead just go for 70% of best and start. Often perfectionism is the leading cause of procrastination, and a very effective method of overcoming such procrastination is by applying this rule. Of course, this rule can be extended to other areas of your life and not just meditation.
3. Act Now, Build Momentum:
Again this is a topic close to my heart and I have written about it in the article, The Art of Spiritual Time Management. Essentially the idea here is to immediately act on a good idea or problem that you have. You will find that the more you just get down to doing things, implementing things, the more a certain momentum starts to build, and inertia and laziness diminish. So if you have good ideas, try to act on them now.
4. Use Righteous Anger:
This is probably the one positive application of anger*. If there are things you have been meaning to do and are angry with yourself for not getting them done, I say good. Get angry with yourself, it’s ok. In this case the energy of anger will serve as a positive READ MORE at: http://anmolmehta.com/blog/2008/10/01/10-keys-for-turning-ideas-into-reality/