Follow Your Ideas Immediately
I’ve been rereading the classic book Think and Grow Rich. In it, Napoleon Hill lays out the principles for creating success in this world. In a nutshell: what you can imagine you can have. So imagine it fiercely and with heart and never take your eye off the ball.
My son is doing a combination of regular school and homeschooling right now. I gave him Think and Grow Rich and said if he only reads that, he’ll be set for life.
One of the principles in the book is that when you fix your attention on your goals, the universe starts to open up and bring you guidance and opportunities to get there.
Hill speaks about the importance of acting on your creative ideas as soon as you receive them. He says:
“Be on the alert for these plans, and when they appear, put them into action immediately. They will probably “flash” into your mind through the sixth sense, in the form of an “inspiration.” This inspiration may be considered a direct message from Infinite Intelligence. Treat it with respect, and act upon it as soon as you receive it. Failure to do this will be _fatal_ to your success.”
I’ve had a couple experiences like this in the last two days. A creative idea flashed into my mind and I felt totally excited about it. Then I got busy.
That rush of momentum is the time to act on your idea. Send an email, make a call, ask for for help in bringing your idea to life.
I believe in the power of the moment and in momentum. That wave of energy is a gift from the universe. Much like The Escalator Effect. Use it. Or lose it.