Got a great idea? A concept to change the world? Excellent, but here’s the deal: It means nothing unless you act upon it and bring it to the “real world”
A Tricky Life Lesson
I now understand that an idea, however great it is in my “mind’s eye”, means little to anyone else. It never will, until I do something about it.
Ideas are common, the execution of ideas is a rare commodity.
It’s all just talk, talk, talk until you can make it “real” in the world.
Years ago I identified several creative projects, including three documentary films and a CD release for the band Trace Relations ™, that I am committed to complete. I could see them clearly and started taking steps to make them “real” in the world.For a long time I felt bewildered, frustrated and sometimes angry when friends didn’t react much when I spoke of these ideas, my creative dreams. A few faithful friends were interested, but even some of my closest friends and family members would change the subject in conversation anytime I mentioned the projects. Admittedly that hurt, but I got over it. I quit talking about it and started WORKING on it all, a little bit at a time.
Now I realize that I react same way about a lot of what others talk about, because really that’s all it is – talk. There is no way anyone else will be able to visualize my ideas like I can, because they are mine, not theirs. It’s natural.
“A little bit is better than nada…” ~ Doug SahmOnly when I completed steps to produce evidence of my work (trailers to the films, music videos on Youtube) did these things start to become “real” to others.
I stopped expecting others to “get it” about what I do, until I had something to show. Even now with our CD project complete, it’s a slow go at getting anyone to listen or recognize achievement on the dreams.
Hear it! For your listening pleasure, click on the songs in the ReverbNation Player box in right hand column of this page>>
Some People Still Won’t “Get It”
I am sure you can do the same with your projects, but I for one, would like to hear about them. What are you up to, creatively, beyond your “day job”? Please comment below.
Title Track from Trace Relations ™ Debut Release!
This was done over many years, with help from some very good friends. It took a long time, but here it is!
Press Release>> Indie Music, Texas Groove: Trace Relations Debut on Prosperity Street
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