You are lying in your bed and suddenly you have a great idea for a new blog post or a new digital product.
You turn on the light and note your idea into a notepad.
You stay in your daily routine and even don’t think about your idea. You had so many ideas that could have been best-selling books, high-converting digital products or fantastic blog posts.
But you didn’t.
Don’t worry you are not alone. There are too many people who have great ideas but don’t realize them.
If you have an idea but you don’t realize it your idea is worthless.
“It’s not about the ideas, it’s about making ideas happen!”
Don’t get me wrong. Your ideas aren’t worthless. If you realize your ideas your ideas can be very valuable. So let’s have a look how you can realize your ideas.
How to realize your idea
Step #1: Make a plan
There are unlimited tasks every day. You have emails you have to answer, Facebook messages you have to take care of and then there are non-business tasks like cleaning, shopping or cooking.
If you only react to the circumstances of your life you’ll never be able to realize your ideas.
That’s why you have to make a plan.
I have made the best experience with weekly plans. That means every Saturday or Sunday I sit down and write down all the things I have to do the next week.
Then I look for appointments the next week and make a plan on which day I want to finish which task.
That way it is easy to stay productive and motivated. However, here it is important that you don’t give yourself too many tasks.
You shouldn’t get demotivated by looking at the number of tasks you have to finish.
Maybe at the beginning, you give yourself too many or too fewer tasks but after some weeks you’ll figure out the perfect amount.
And still, if you realize 3 of the 5 ideas you are still have realized much more than nothing.
Step #2: Block time frames
If you want to realize new ideas you need time and effort.
That means you have to take your time to work on your ideas. Here I recommend blocking time frames every day to work on your ideas.
That doesn’t have to be big time frames. 1-2 focused work is much more worth than 8 hours 50% focused work.
Inside this time frame, you should put away your phone, close your email program and have only programs open you need for this task.
After this 1-2 hours, you should make a pause. Now you can go on Facebook or answer your friends’ messages.
Tip: Try to find the time you are the most productive. For me, the most productive time is in the morning after breakfast. Here I only work on the most important tasks.
On the afternoon when I have a little down phase I answer emails, go to Facebook etc.
Step #3: Set a goal
The best way to stay focused and productive is to create a goal you want to chase.
As this is your personal project you usually don’t have a limited time. Do you remember back when you’ve been to school and you had to create a presentation?
I never started working on my presentation two weeks before. I usually waited until the last day and try to make the best working hard on the last day.
But now you don’t have a date for your presentation. That’s why you have to set yourself a goal. If you don’t know how to set a goal you can check out this article!
Every month I write down all my goals I have for this month. Then I make a plan how I want to achieve this goal. I write down all the steps I need to work on.
Then I make a weekly plan to work on these tasks. All you need to do now is to follow your plan. It can be really motivating to see your progress every single day.
That’s how you can build up momentum and together with the momentum you are unstoppable!
Step #4: Celebrate every realized idea
Celebrate yourself for every realized idea! Be happy about every realized idea. That makes it easy to motivate yourself to work on new ideas.
Also, you can give yourself a reward for every realized idea. Maybe you buy something you always wanted or you go into a fancy restaurant. Whatever it is you should celebrate your hard work and feel good about it 🙂
Every idea is worthless until it is realized. With the help of these 4 steps, I have been able to realize a lot of ideas I had and to built up a lot of momentum!
What is your idea you finally want to realize?