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Loving Monday: Too Long in the Idea-Sphere?

loving_mondayAn idea cannot be perfected without taking the first practical step.

Sure it would be nice to work out all the kinks ahead of time.

Sure it would be nice to commit to the project without risk.

Real is the danger, though, of never taking the first step at all. Very possible, we discover, is missing out on an opportunity because of postponing the first step too long.

Ideas can only float around in the idea-sphere so long.

A good idea is only as good as it leaves the idea-sphere, takes concrete form, and becomes a reality.

The problem with reality is that it is messy, problematic, and complicated. It feels like our pristine idea becomes diminished, polluted, or compromised as it takes practical form.

And so we keep working on it. Keeping it in the idea-sphere where we can work through all the messy, problematic complications until it is perfect. Until it is as pristine and beautiful in reality as it is in our dream.

We may keep working on it… forever.

As you begin this week, take one practical, concrete step toward the implementation of one of your ideas.

One step, however messy, problematic or complicated.

One step.

On your side,

- Karl Edwards

Loving Monday is a weekly column designed to encourage us to step into our weeks with an intention to show up authentically, engage fully, and choose to make it a good week for ourselves. Explore past columns here.

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