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When people around you don't have faith in your idea. From where you get motivation to just do it anyway?

Asked by Ranimi23 (1867 points ) April 2nd, 2010

I have a great idea I wanna do it. It is a new businnes that can work very great if I give all my talent to it, but I hear too much people think I can not do it.

They want me to do somthing diffrenet. It’s hard. I know one day it will be a big success, just need to keep on going with it. This is on my mind all day long, something I can’t let go and forget about it. Like there is a big force inside of me that is about to explode.

It is very hard to be the only one who think it may work, no one is going to help me with this issue. I’m on my own. I do read a lot of books about motivation and entrepreneurship, but I think it isn’t enough…

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poisonedantidote's avatar

“they dont know what they are talking about, dismissive defeatist fools, i guess ill have to show them that the idea is viable” thats kind of the thought process.

EDIT:

if the reason they dont have faith in your idea is because “it just wont work” ignore it.

if the reason they dont have faith in your idea is because “reason x and reason y” and you can give good rational responses to concerns x and y ignore it.

if the reason they dont have faith in your idea is because “reason x and reason y” and you are having a hard time defending your idea against x and y, then you should probably listen because x and y could turn out to mess your entire idea/life up.

ucme's avatar

Simple from within,if it feels right then it has to be so.

wonderingwhy's avatar

To try and fail is better than to fail to try…

Don’t worry about what others think. If it’s what you want to do, go for it. Little is worse than spending the rest of your life wondering “what if”.

MrsDufresne's avatar

@ucme You took the words right out of my mouth, er, keyboard.

ucme's avatar

@MrsDufresne I have very long fingers then.

CMaz's avatar

Hunger, desperation, need.

And good old American FY.

Just_Justine's avatar

Just carry on with it, don’t listen to others and don’t try and prove anything. But remember the proof is always in the pudding. :)

marinelife's avatar

The ingredients for success an an idea and perseverance. All you need is stick-to-it-iveness.

stardust's avatar

If it feels right to you, then go for it. There could be a million and one reasons as to why other people will urge you not to go for it, but if you believe in something, then that’s all that matters.
Good luck with it.

davidbetterman's avatar

Why do you care what anyone else thinks if they are wrong?

Jeruba's avatar

@Ranimi23, isn’t this essentially the same question you asked a week ago?

evandad's avatar

Pissing them off is my motivation.

rahm_sahriv's avatar

I do not rely on other people’s ‘faith’ in my ideas. If they like them and support them, great. If not, fine, could care less. They are entitled to their opinion of something as am I.

That being said, I might, if their judgment is put forth reasonably, stop for a moment and consider why they don’t have faith, but odds are it isn’t going to make a difference if I feel that strongly.

mollypop51797's avatar

Myself. I push away all of their own comments, and I focus on myself. It’s my idea, and if I want to make it happen, then I will.

PacificToast's avatar

Many of the best things came from people that were put down the entire time. Just find some one that believes in you. Even if it’s yourself and go with it.

Fenris's avatar

Sheer irritated stubbornness. My father now owns about 300 acres of virgin forest almost tax-free in inland Florida because for 20 years he fought eminent domain developers and loggers because his favorite fishing hole was there; I take after him. If I get a notion in my head and want to do something about it, Gods on high will have to weep tears of blood before I quit.

drClaw's avatar

I have spent the last 20 years of my life killing off my ability to “feel” things, so if by some chance I have an idea that gets me excited I’m pretty much going to go through with it no matter what ;-)

zophu's avatar

Can’t have faith in something all on your own for long, it’s too demanding. If you start to do something well, though, people should be able to notice and start seeing the potential in it.

YoH's avatar

No one else has your vision. I say go for it…let them catch up later.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I’ll help you! :)

Just do it. It’s your life, you get to decide what makes you happy. It does suck when you want to try something and everyone gives you all these reasons why it won’t work. For every one of those, find a reason why it will work. Do the research and it will give you the confidence and motivation to keep going. It’s like planning a really great trip somewhere and it makes you feel better. Good luck!

MrsDufresne's avatar

@ucme I would imagine so. ;)

YARNLADY's avatar

I gave up relying on other people for approval a long time ago. It just never worked out for me. I do what I want and succeed or fail all by myself, if necessary.

WolfFang's avatar

I remember that I am insane and I can do whatever the hell I want to. ;)

Nially_Bob's avatar

If the only motivation of an inventor or entrepreneur was the desire to impress or spite others one could consider them to be cursed, and perhaps even doomed to failure.

I would suggest that your motivation primarily derive from the reason you originally had to pursue this work, the sense of achievement attained from transforming your ideas into reality, and what this may mean for yourself, your loved ones and/or society. Other sources of inspiration are generally a healthy addition but do not permit them too much control over your thoughts lest you sway away from your original goals.

zophu's avatar

You still need to find some people who can share your dream as soon as you can, though. No one works well alone for long.

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