You know that feeling when you have an amazing idea? Your head rushes, your heart throbs, you get so excited that you want to tell everyone! You have a lavish amount of thoughts, these thoughts turn into ideas, which turn into a plan, which one day turns into the production of your amazing idea.
Then what happens over time?
You begin to loose focus, you get overwhelmed and bombarded by real life. A life that isn’t easy, a life that requires so much of your energy that you can not possibly fathom having time for anything but the essentials. A life that includes practicing your faith, going to work and school, breakups/makeups, deaths, unfortunate events, getting sick, trying to decide what you are going to do with the rest of your life, having a social life all while attempting to “be somebody”.
Your amazing idea is slowly pushed to the back of your mind and forgotten about. Now you think of your idea and yourself as a failure. You begin to implement negative speech into your daily life and loose all sense of why you even thought of the idea in the first place.
You are left with feeling incomplete. You see others in your circle creating a similar idea and actually sticking with it. You get frustrated and think “wow, I could have been where they are by now if I only…”. After some prayer, major reflection and positive reinforcement, you feel a slight movement in your heart. A movement that is attempting you to start your project again. You decide to start AGAIN…
Hi My name is B,
All of the above has happened to me. In October of 2015 I had an amazing idea. My project was this very blog, Interactive Archives. I wanted to create a space for 1st generation American millennials to share struggles, build support groups and I was going to change the world with this idea. I started, it was successful, I received major traction in a short period of time and then it was back to reality for me. I stopped writing, I was unmotivated I believed that my stories weren’t good enough, people didn’t want to read this. Life was too hard to try anything new, I was wrong, someone inquired about my blog basically asking “what happened?”. They looked forward to reading my pieces.
After praying and praying and PRAYING, I realized I didn’t want to let this go. Welcome back to my space. I am excited to be back.
Moral of the story: We are human. We try, we fail, we succeed, we fail again. What is important is the drive to constantly improve and keep going. If you have an idea, do it! Someone will like it, you will help someone, it will be lucrative. Now InshAllah let’s get back to business.