If you don’t do it, someone else will. It is a pretty popular saying right? But more than it being popular it’s also fecking true. I learnt this the hard way.
Back in 2016, I had this amazing idea for a project so I drafted it out, planned it up and then sat on it.
I did absolutely nothing with this idea once I had it all worked out. I was passionate about it and thought it was amazing and was so proud no one else had thought of it and I had. I was raring to go but, yes the dreaded but, but I was waiting for surgery.
I waited all year for that surgery to finally arrive and if you gave me a pound everytime I thought about that project and didn’t do anything about it then I would be seriously rich by now.
I drafted my plan for that project and kept adding to it while I waited so sure I would be getting a letter in the post that finally said the date of my surgery, so when it was over I could start that project and during that time, someone not only thought about that exact same project, she also announced it to her community and then she started that project and went live with it.
Honestly, it took me a couple of months to get over how annoyed I was at myself. Why I had I waited? Why was I so adamant that I didn’t start my project until after surgery? Why? Why? Why? Why?
But the thing is this person who created this project very similar to mine, did an amazing job and I think what she’s created is better than what I would have created for many reasons but the main one being that she acted on it quickly. She followed through with her plan and created something awesome.
Now looking back, nearly two years later, I have no regrets about not starting that project because of how my surgery turned out but I still think my reason for putting it off was stupid and I should have just done it. And that person? She’s still working on that project and turning it something amazing that I happily support.
And the project that I came up with? Well, I’m currently tweaking parts of it and making some massive changes in others so watch this space as that dream hasn’t died yet.
But I’ve learned they if I don’t work on my dream project someone else will.
Do you want to say the same?
Stop living a passive life and be pro-active. Statt that blog, record that podcast, film that video, create that course.
Stop waiting for the right time because the time will never be right, you just have to go with your gut and just start.
So whats stopping you from starting that dream project?