“Just because something is a good idea, doesn’t mean it is a good idea for you” Dave Ramsey.
Ok, probably a lot of other people have said this too. And I am working on remember this. I love ideas. I have many ideas. I have enough ideas for probably 500 people! But, a lot of them turn out to be not good. And a lot of them turn out to be not good for me. I’ve been working on this!
Research is good. Logic is good. Emotions get in the way here. I am good at getting really excited about ideas! But when the excitement wears off, I end with an idea I have to follow thru on, that I shouldn’t have pursued in the first place.
Tonight I sent an email ending the pursuit of a really, really good idea . . that really isn’t good for me right now. I feel like I should get a gold sticker for being a grown up! Or maybe at least some ice cream! Maybe I’ll get myself an ice cream cone tomorrow 🙂
Tonight I am thankful for wisdom. Another Dave Ramey-ism, “don’t be so smart that you forget to be wise”. Some ideas are definitely smart! The numbers look good, the plans look good . . but it wouldn’t be wise for me. My attention is needed elsewhere. Look at me being all grown-up and stuff! Now, where’s my ice cream!?