Want to be great? Is your idea dying under the pressure of overthinking!?

by Tiana Wilson-Buys

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziggler

Too many great ideas die a terrible death due to over-thinking. I see this in so many of my clients and contacts. They come up with a fantastic idea – for a new business, a new product or a new marketing strategy – but then overthink it…..and it never becomes reality.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Everyone who knows me knows I’m a firm believer in planning. But planning and overthinking are two very different things. Planning is taking action: you have an idea and you work out the logical next steps.
Overthinking is not taking action: you have an idea and you think about it, and you think about it, and you think about it….

If you want to be great, have a successful business, run phenomenal marketing campaigns and be THE go-to person in your industry, you need to take action: get going, make a start, plan….but never overthink. And in order to eliminate overthinking from your life and business, you need to get rid of

these 5 common issues:
– Desire to win everyone’s approval
– Belief that you are flawed
– Unrealistic expectations
– Fears of defeat
– Negativity

Here’s what you need to do with your idea (you do have a clever idea, don’t you?)

ACTION: Write it down on a piece of paper
ACTION: Write down all the pro’s and con’s for your idea
ACTION: Make contact NOW with three trusted advisors and get their take on your idea
ACTION: Plan your next steps – all the way to bringing your idea into reality. This 10 year model will be great for that.

At this point you’ll know if it’s realistic and do-able. Now DO IT!