With the amount of talk about the Mind/Body connection, you'd imagine that some of the mud being flung at the wall would be sticking.
Not always the case. Anything we do in life usually takes place first in the mind.
It begins as an idea. As we think about it, it begins to clarify and develop. Then perhaps we begin to regard with a bit more attention. Before we know it, we’re beginning to see it as a possiblility.
The next step is that it begins to become something we'd like in our lives, an aim, something we would like to do, or achieve, or see done.
But it starts in the mind. What’s important is that it starts as our own idea. Even if it’s a variation of what someone else is doing, it is our individual take on it that will make it ours. A lot of us tend too sit on our ideas, doing nothing with them.
This is why designers, engineers, authors, all copyright or patent their ideas. But because many think along similar lines, it isn't until we see someone else DO something with OUR idea, that that we begin to take it really seriously.
Because someone has started to do it, reinforces our belief in it. And because we believe in it, we want to do it.
That belief influences our thinking, not what we’re thinking about, but how we are thinking about it. And those thoughts affect their feelings. And so, the desire is generated.
The desire then influences our action and we begin to take steps to implement our idea.
And all this comes about from what may originally have been a nebulous, vague, rough idea of something we would like to do. But it is the force of the thought on our feelings that generates the action.
It's what the coaches call "motivation".
Observe your ideas. Don’t dismiss them because you think someone else might. Or because of what someone else might think about them.
Whether you implement them, or finally dismiss them, let the decision be yours and not the consequences of some imagined disapproval.
Nurture your ideas. Guard them well. If after due consideration, you feel strongly about them, believe in them, and in your ability and determination to see them through, honour them.