“Together we can show the world what we can do.” -John F. Kennedy
What would you like to see happen in your community? In our country? Around the world? If you are reading this, it is likely that there is something that you want to change or improve. You’re not alone!
We all have ideas and things that we would love to see happen in our communities, countries, and around the world. The only problem is taking action! There’s a saying: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second-best time is now.” This analogy applies perfectly to people who have great ideas but don’t act on them. So how do you get started with making an idea happen?
It is time to take action. If you want your idea to become a reality, start by taking the following steps:
Step One – Share Your Idea With Others Who Want to Make It Happen Too
As soon as you have an inkling of what it is that you would like to do or create (whether it’s a project for school, in community service work, with friends and family), share your idea with others who might also be interested in making this happen too. This could be people from different organizations who are working towards similar goals; members of clubs at school or church; friends and family members! We all need help sometimes so don’t underestimate how much other people care about the same things as you do!
Step Two – Get Organized
If you’re really serious about taking your idea from start to finish, it’s time to get organized. Make a plan for what the steps are and when they’ll happen so that you can stay on track and have more peace of mind as well!
Together we can show the world what we can do! What is an idea that inspires you? Share below in the comments section and together let’s create our own beautiful realities!
Step Three – Brainstorming
In the brainstorming step, you should get out a notebook and write down all of your ideas. Don’t judge them or worry about how they’ll work until later; just let it flow! That way, if there are any details that seem to be missing from one idea, you can go back to earlier thoughts for inspiration. You may even find more than one solution as well which is awesome because then you have options! If you’re doing this in a group with friends or family members remind each other not to interrupt someone else’s thought process but also try listening carefully so that when their turn comes up again they can build on what was said before instead of having to start over entirely. It’s always easier to get ideas when we’re not worried about saying the “wrong” thing or having to apologize for our thoughts.
Generate an Action Plan: It’s important to know what you are going to do before you actually do it. Determine who will be part of the initiative and assign roles/roles for each person. Make a plan with dates, tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines so that everyone knows their role or when they need to complete a task. Ask yourself questions like “What is my measurable goal? Am I working on this alone or does someone else have input? What am I trying to help produce (e.g., more positive feedback)? Who can provide feedback in order for me to track progress?”
Post your action plan publicly: Whether it’s via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
Next, you can pick your favorite idea(s) and start to figure out how it could work on a larger scale by writing down some of the basics like what is needed in order to carry it out, who would be able-bodied enough to help with this project, etc. You’ll also want to think about why that particular solution is so appealing as well because there are probably many good ones! It’s important at this point (or any time really) if something seems difficult or impossible based on these notes then write that down too; don’t just ignore it since even though you might not know how right now, there may be a way to find out. Maybe keep brainstorming ideas until one works for everyone
I hope this blog post has helped move your ideas forward in some way or at least encouraged you to try something new. I will be posting content every Wednesday with helpful tips for getting things done too! So make sure to check back next week for another blog post :)