I’m starting a new website. I’m keeping it covert and secret for a couple weeks while I work out the design and build up the content. But it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for two years. It was an obvious idea, but it only came to fruition now.
I’ve had the idea for a long time, but something wasn’t clicking for me. There was something about the site that didn’t scream, “Now is the time to make this happen.”
But a couple weeks ago, something clicked. It was time. I’m not sure if it was a manifestation of a new opportunity, a concept I wrapped my head around, or a cultural shift that made it a good idea. Maybe it was just so simple and I finally stopped over-thinking it. But I know it’s right, so I’m starting it.
It’s important to be aware of those “clicking” moments. Those moments when the idea sparks something inside you that makes it feel so simple, so obvious, and so perfect. Those are the times to jump on an idea.
As I said, I had the idea two years ago, but I did nothing with it. It didn’t click. If I had started this website two years ago, I would have fought an uphill battle, gotten discouraged, and given up. I wouldn’t have tried it now.
A good idea isn’t a good idea until the opportunity and your excitement get behind it. Sometimes your great idea is just that, a great idea. Maybe you need to let it sit in the back of your head and revisit it later. Wait until the time is right. Some ideas are like that.
So I’m saying: Don’t give up on an idea before you start it, but also don’t force an idea before its time.