The human mind and heart work in conjunction. Many ideas stem from what your heart desires than what your mind thinks is right. Although unconventional and shaky, that idea is the one you care about the most; the one you love with all your heart.
There is something special about that one idea that is close to your heart: your love for it is relentless because no matter how hard you try to give it up, your heart keeps finding its way back to it. My idea is one that I believe will define my life’s purpose. I believe that my idea will help many others.
To me, this idea is my child because I have nurtured this concept since the day I conceived it and to hear people say anything negative about something I loved so much broke me. I wanted this concept to turn into a reality with all my heart but I was always hesitant to go public with it. This idea is the only thing my heart ever craved so unwaveringly for; my life’s mission. Sometimes I wished I could let go of it but all my efforts were in vain. Deep down, I knew that for this concept to survive, I needed people to like it; to accept it wholeheartedly. I want them to invest in it and help it grow.
On this journey, I have encountered many people who have could have helped me but they chose not to. These people actually can help my idea grow to fruition. And this didn’t just happen once. I was this close to meeting the person who could make it all possible, not once, not twice, but four times. Every time, I was held back. Despite my disappointment, I still could not let go of this idea.
You understand the true meaning behind this William Chapman’s saying only after you decide to put yourself out and feel someone criticize or devalue your work. These words are the ones that discourage you from taking the step to share your dream again. Heart’s desire ideas come to us only to help us to become the best version of our selves, but that is not how I was feeling recently. I was sad and feeling that I was again ready to give up on my dream. I was feeling defeated.
Yesterday, a miracle came knocking at my door. The universe works its own magic at its own pace and within a moment’s notice, my idea was breathed back to life. An unexpected gift arrived in the mail for me from a colleague, a book named “What Do You Do with an Idea” by Kobi Yamada. In my time of darkness, this heartwarming gesture came to my rescue like a ray of hope; a silver lining after the storm.
If there is one thing I learned from this experience, it was that kindness creates confidence. All you need is a little bit of positivity to keep you going.