Written by Desmore Samios, Public Speaking Coach, Inspirational Speaker and MC
We all have these amazing creative ideas popping into our minds all the time, ideas that are meant to be taken to the finish line. We can all dream of turning our dreams into a reality, that is the easy part. We often read endless quotes inspiring these words of excitement, however the truth remains that not everyone will turn their dreams and ideas into a tangible reality. The difference between someone who dreams or takes their ideas from birth to maturity is in their ability to overcome their own fears, doubts and limitations. It takes a huge amount of courage and stamina to see an idea through, with many ups, downs, hurdles and challenges unfolding along the way. Many talented people unfortunately give up at the first sight of what they might view as a failure or throw in the towel when things get tough. I have learnt in my own career that rejection is part and parcel of the growth process.
I have had many creative ideas along the way, some turned out to be amazing and some were a steep learning curve for sure. In 2014 I had an idea to create a TV show. For a while I had an idea bubbling away in my mind. My intention was to create a project whereby the incredible stories of women in our local communities was shared with a wider broader audience. These stories were rich in wisdom, diversity and highlighted women who truly made a difference. Once I had formulated my idea, how the television project would contribute towards making a positive difference in the audience lives and why it would be a beneficial asset to the network I called the station.
Before I had called the television station, I felt nervous, anxious and scared. I kept repeating to myself “you have got this”, “you can do anything you set your mind to” as I repeated these words I felt a strong belief in myself arise. The hardest challenge was breaking through the negative chatter, limitations, self-doubt and my own fear of failure. Even though I felt all these emotions simultaneously I had felt the fear and did it anyway. I believe that courage is not the absence of fear, but feeling the fear and pushing through, this principle has helped me build my own resilience over the years. I called the station and had spoken with a producer, who after I explained my story concept and narrative invited me to the network to share my pitch in person. The idea was turned into a TV show and what an amazing experience it was working with incredible talented women. The TV show concept was the first of its kind to have an all-female cast and crew.
If you have an incredible idea, concept or vision don’t be afraid to share it, don’t die with the music inside of you, so many talented people, with brilliant ideas are afraid to share their ideas, scared of being embarrassed or rejected. You only have one life to live, what is the worst thing someone could say to you “no”, if you really believe in your idea take your concept elsewhere. Keep trying and pushing, follow your intuition and keep on moving, don’t stop. You have got this!