If You Think Your Idea Is Useless, Then Test It

When you do something different, most people think you’re a fool. Some may laugh or say something discouraging.

You have two choices: 

  1. Believe what they say, be like them, and forget your idea.
  2. Or trust your idea, decide for yourself, and give it a try.

Most parents may disagree because it feels unsafe for their children. Our employers may discourage us for many reasons. Some of our friends may not support, because for them, it’s just wasting time.

But that’s okay.

The good news is, in today’s generation — the information age — there’s no need for anyone’s approval.

If you want to start a business, you can just Google, “How to start a business with a little to no budget.”

Or if you want to start a non-profit organization, Google “Tips to start a non-profit organization.”

Or if you want to travel the world for free, “How to travel the world for free.”

There’s no guarantee that you will succeed. In fact, they might be true. And you might be wrong.

What matters is you give your ideas a try even though you’re aware of the risks and the uncertainties.

It’s hard. And it can be tempting to just forget our dreams, stay inside the box, and be normal.

Because it feels safe to be normal and do things our families expect us to do.

The question is: Is that a life worth living?

It’s sad to hear many people gave up on their dreams before they even reach the first step.

Try it. Because who knows.

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Jade Panugan

Some interesting questions about life and human behavior: What if there's no money? Why we often feel the urge to prove that we're right and others are wrong? Why we react to things beyond our control? Why we hate? Why it's hard to be content? I don't have all the answers, do you? Let's chat.