Do you have a big idea that would make a difference in the world?

Having a big idea is great but absolutely nothing changes unless we act. We can think and extrapolate all we can about our big idea, but until we take action and until we act on the idea there is nothing tangible to show for all that extrapolation. 

To physical actualise our big idea, we must make choices and commitments, and take action, with future possibilities in our awareness. Most important we must believe that we have the capacity to actualize our big idea, we must believe in ourselves.  A lot of people have failed to achieve success because they did not believe in themselves! How can we actualize our desire if we do not believe in ourselves that we have the ability to achieve our desire? Believe in ourself that we can do it, and the power to fulfil our desire will expand and grow!

What is required is for us to acknowledge the fact that our idea will be a major contribution to the world. We need to believe in our idea. There’s really no point in doing something unless we feel really good about it and proud of it. There is no point creating a new product or service unless it is going to be a contribution in the world. We’ve got to make sure that every aspect of what we do is generating new and different possibilities for us and for the world.

Turn your big idea into a burning desire. 
A burning desire to achieve your big idea boosts your commitment and will aid you in pulling through some of the trauma, drama, upset and intrigue that is likely to occur along the way. The way to turn your big idea into a burning desire is to believe that your big idea is truly valuable and that you can achieve it. If you just look at it as a general wish, such as being an entrepreneur, or wanting to have your own business without really doing anything, then you won't be able to take it seriously. If you have a burning desire to have a successful business, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes. You must never give up, never quit and never take “No” for an answer. Most important, It should be fun for you to do this. You’ve got to be willing to have a sense of the fun and a joy of what you do.

Next, you need determination to physically actualise your big idea. Most people in the world stop doing what’s going to become successful just before it’s going to become successful. About three steps beyond that are where they’ll have the biggest breakthrough and when they are about to succeed is when they quit. Instead of quitting, they could ask, “What do I have to add to this today to bring this to fruition right away?”  

A determination is a commitment towards actualising your burning desire no matter the difficulties that may come your way.  Determination simply means to give yourself time and effort to ensure success. This can be done by living in the question and acting on the possibility of things. This will make the improbable or the seemingly impossible come about by bringing awareness and resources to things that lie beyond contextual reality and business-as-usual. This enhances the potentiality and probability of success enormously, ensuring that prospects and possibilities get generated into reality. 

This is the way it works; you ask a question. Then the awareness of what that might be shows up later. It hardly ever shows up right then. It can - the energy of it can - but what that means might not show up for quite some time. Then follow your knowing and be the question - what’s really going to work here for me? What do I want? How’s this going to work for me? And what is it I want to create more than anything else? When you function from the place of following your knowing you will always know what is right for you.  Try to see the bigger picture of things rather than always being stuck in the details.

The truth is, all business requires that you put more energy into it to begin with and you have to allow for that and be willing for it to take one, two or three years to build it up to where you would like it to be. It can be really intense and uncomfortable and we have to just be in allowance of it and step into it and let it be what it is. This is a choice we have to be willing to make.

Don’t be vested in the outcome. Follow the energy
For our idea to work, we need to have no point of view on how it shows up. Just put it out there. We must take a step toward implementation of our idea to ascertain whether anyone is interested and whether there is any potential market.  Be in the question “I wonder who would be interested in my idea?” Putting it out there is asking the universe “Ok so does anybody want this product or service?” It’s not just looking to create a result right away. 

Being vested in a certain result does not generate anything. If we just put it out there and have no point of view about what might show up, and it doesn’t matter if it does or it doesn’t, then magic occurs. When we are vested in the outcome we will always feel like a failure no matter what occurs. If we don’t get a positive reaction, we can be the question and ask, "What can we do differently that would generate different possibilities?"

Be open to any and all potential outcomes. You may end up far from where you expected to be, but actually, be in exactly the right spot. Be ready and willing to receive all that comes. Beyond being open, you also need to be willing to receive the possible outcome of your efforts, be that risk, pissing someone off, or receiving exactly the fulfillment, success and greatness that you have asked for. 

Innovate or stagnate

Do you have what it takes to prosper and thrive?

Innovation separates champions from losers in the marketplace. We live in an era of unprecedented, relentless and rapid change. Globalization, hyper-innovation and business market turmoil, continuous technology evolutions and rapid scientific advances are commonplace. Things are changing rapidly. It’s the new business reality. Making decisions and taking action have become more complex for business leaders in all industries and in all markets. Remarkable achievement and outstanding success can be generated only from being innovative.

People who continue to pursue innovation position themselves to better weather difficult economic times. And they create the conditions for more rapid growth when the economic climate improves.  Are you ready? If your are innovative you will stand out from the crowd.

Innovation is something that notable world-class organizations and individuals choose to do everyday to generate outstanding achievements. They recognize that innovation is the best way to sustain financial prosperity. Innovation allows businesses and individuals to operate in the realm of unlimited possibility that increases their ability to generate different possibilities - which increases productivity. Enhanced productivity increases the possibilities of higher income, higher profits and prosperous financial results.

 

Innovation is the key to your success

Essentially, innovation is the key to your success no matter who you are or what you do. The minute you stop innovating is the minute you become irrelevant. Innovation isn’t something you do once and then sit back and forget about it. Indeed you need different skills to take you into a future that is becoming far more complex, challenging and different by the minute.

Being innovative demands a new way of being, agility and flexibility. How can you keep operating the way you do – with the same business procedures, structures, conventions and methodologies, when the rate of change that envelopes your organization is so dramatic and so dynamic and speedy? You must cultivate the skill and insight to prepare for a future that is rushing at you faster than ever before.

Here are 5 tips for cultivating the skill and ability of an innovator:

1.     Be open and intensely curious about everything you encounter. Insatiable curiosity is the key to innovation.

2.     Cultivate the courage to stand alone, even in the face of unfavorable consequences and be willing to be a nonconformist.

3.     Expand your awareness and be persistent and relentless in your search for insight, inspirations and ideas.

4.     Change your focus. Let go of the fixed points of view, assumptions and conclusions that based on your past experience. Stretch your perception beyond reality to possibility.

5.     Cultivate a full-spectrum perspective. Stop functioning from a linear perspective. Start looking at things from different standpoints and be willing to embrace and deal with complex and diverse ideas.

What does it really mean to innovate?

Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you adapt and grow in the marketplace.  To innovate, a business must  generate different possibilities and create value, not just create something new.

Being innovative does not mean inventing; innovation can mean being all the awareness you are. It's being the question that create the catalyst, the contribution and the possibilities in the world.