I'm sure most of us who are "afflicted" (blessed) with the entrepreneurial spirit go through something similar: we have an idea, and the mind goes, "That's COOL! But wait a second, that's also crazy out-there. Where did you come up with that scatterbrained idea?" But the idea takes hold. Why? Because it's intriguing. Interesting. Could be cool, right? So we start mulling it over, quickly sending the mind into "oh-hell-no" overdrive: "That's stupid! How can anyone make money doing that? That'll never work!" But stubbornness is an entrepreneurial trademark, isn't it? Silly mind, what do you know? We don't let the idea wither away. We think on it. The more we think about the end result and the myriad of ways it could possibly come together, the more the mind relaxes into the possibility. Until one day, "Ya know, that really IS cool idea! Let's do this!" is all you hear in your head, and you take action, persevere and make it happen.
So my question is this: what is the magic ingredient that separates the entrepreneur from the regular Joe or Mary? Why are some of us fearless in the creation of new truths (I define 'truth' as a highly individual "this is the way it is - this is real") while others stick to the truths they know and never explore other truths? What I mean by this is, "I can do this and it will be fun" is a personal truth that surrounds a goal. If we don't believe in that truth, we won't act on it.
So what is the magic formula that makes some of us come alive in the face of the unknown while others wait to see whether we get eaten alive or not before they join in? What gives the entrepreneurial person the chutzpah to override the mind and coax it into agreement?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!