You might recall the previous post I wrote entitled, “Destroying Limiting Beliefs – I’m Too Old to…” This is a companion piece for those who aren’t older but feel that their idea for a product or service already exists. Thinking like this can think you right out of a blessing of a lifetime from the universe that could put you on the path to being economically independent. As with other limiting belief posts I’ve made on this blog, this is another limiting belief you need to eliminate to move forward and start creating a life you enjoy.
Let me be someone to confirm your worst nightmare, “Your idea, service, or product probably already does exist.” I’m not going to sugarcoat this possibility. But just because it exists, does it mean that you can’t take your idea and refine it to make it better than what’s already on the market? Did Microsoft or Apple cease to produce computer products because one or the other already had this idea out? Has Sony stopped making products because other competitors like them make similar products?
One thing you will have to do is explore the possibilities of where your inspiration is going to take you. As an entrepreneur myself, let me tell you that the road is lonely and hard as hell. But when you have a burning desire in you to create, by all means, CREATE!
A word of advice: Don’t run around telling every Tom, Dick, and Harry what you are working on! This inspiration is between you and the universe. Keep your idea to yourself before someone tries to steal it. Or worse, your immediate circle tries to discourage you from doing it because they know that could mean you will be eliminating their hating selves from your life in the future.
On the flip side, your service offering or idea may not have ever been put into production. Perhaps there are people who thought about it but never acted on it. But you could be the one to actually bring it to life in this lifetime. There are so many ways to make money out here that it is ridiculous to be waiting for someone to discover you or make you into the next superstar. Get up and make yourself a superstar! It’s all about making your dreams a reality, and no one can do that but you.
Will the journey be tough? Yes. You better believe it will! But if you evaluate your idea and determine that the risk is worth the reward, go for it, even if it takes ten years or more to make it happen.
Let’s try to work on eradicating this limiting belief over the next month. Instead of believing that someone has already come up with your idea, think, “So what! And I will do it better than them.” Or “So what! No one can do it like I do it.” Face this limiting belief and trample it on your way to success!
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