9. Start making something
We all have ideas. They are plentiful and they are cheap. Don’t think so? Try to sell your idea and see what you get for it. Sure you’ve heard somebody say, “if I acted on this idea I had, I would now be a millionaire”. That’s nonsense. Idea is just an idea if there is no action taken to bring it to life. It’s all about execution.
Keep in mind couple things about execution:
- There will probably never be a perfect time
- It’s going to be harder than you think
- The most important thing is to start doing something. The example Jason gives in Rework is Stanley Kubrick’s advice to aspiring filmmakers, “Get a hold of a camera and shoot any kind of movie, any kind at all”.
Do you say there’s no time? That’s crap. If you want something bad enough, you will make time. You can browse less, go to sleep 1 hour later, or stop watching the stupid tube. Make time, because “having no time” is not a good excuse.