How to Make Your Ideas Happen in Your Business Life and Personal Life

How to Make Your Ideas Happen in Your Business Life and Personal Life

There is a vast difference between conjuring up ideas and actualizing ideas. Many may be able to think up all sorts of innovative concepts, though they may lack the wherewithal to place these ideas into actual motion. You might have an idea about how you want to invest in MHLD stock, but you have to actually act on it.

Businessman working on his business idea
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Simply put, there are not thinkers and doers, but rather there are those who are more inclined to think and those who are more inclined to do. The former group only needs a little extra motivation to become a member of the latter group.

There are strategies that those who have an easier time thinking than doing can enact in order to ease their process. These include making goal lists, practicing in the mirror, and developing a team.

Setting goals

Making Goal Lists

This is one skill that many of the more innovative types may have an easier time doing before they decide to actually enact their goal. The concept here is that the list acts as a bridge between thinking and doing. When writing the list, the author is essentially confirming his or her intention to act. He may begin writing this list with his current ideas in mind. He should have already established a set of goals that is important to him in order to achieve.

He should have already collected his thoughts and established a handful of goals that he hopes to achieve. There should be no more than four goals at hand. These goals should be written on a piece of paper. This piece of paper should be handled carefully. It is possible that it can be displayed on the mirror affixed with a piece of tape. This can be very helpful for the individual to carry himself toward the process of actualizing his goal. He will literally see the goals as part of his identity and move toward the actualization.

Woman practicing visualization and affirmation on the mirror
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Practicing in the Mirror

Visualization is key. A mirror is an excellent tool for the individual who hopes to make his dreams a reality. As mentioned above, the mirror can be utilized in order to affix the goals list. Additionally, the mirror can be the location of exercises in practicing toward realizing his goal.

Let us say, for example, that the individual hopes to achieve the goal of enunciating his words more clearly for an upcoming speech at work in a way that is read as natural. The individual may practice sounding out each and every letter of a word in the mirror slowly. He may then proceed to sound out each letter of the word more quickly so that he may master the art of enunciating in a way that sounds natural. It is helpful for the individual to visually witness himself moving toward the realization of his goals and the mirror is a wonderful aid in doing this.

Startup team doing planning

Developing a Team

Once it is time to begin actually making your idea happen, whether it be in your business life or your personal life, it is essential that you build the proper team. It is much more effective, let alone much more enjoyable for all involved, to achieve goals as a team. Let us say, for example, that the individual has a goal of starting a small business in marketing. He will need to send out a casting call for employees in order to staff the endeavor.

He may do this through online networking websites for businesses like Indeed or CareerBuilder. He also may achieve this by making a flyer and posting it up at the local coffee shop, or even through simply asking around among friends to inquire as to their friends’ interest, too. By asking others to become involved in making your goal a reality, you can increase the likelihood that your goal will see success and also that more people will get to enjoy the benefits of this success. You may make lasting bonds with new teammates and together you may develop your own set of interpersonal and business goals.

There are countless ways in which it really is possible to transform your ideas into real working systems. You may use self-help methods in order to move yourself from thinking to doing. These strategies may include making a list of goals for yourself and also practicing success in the mirror, as well as developing a team.

Ivan Widjaya

Ivan Widjaya is the Owner/Editor of, as well as several other blogs. He is a business blogger, web publisher and content marketer for SMEs.