I think one of the most common excuses people have for not pursuing what they want is fear of
“Not being original”
“Someone in my area is already doing that”
“Everyone has a blog”
“Everyone has a photography business”
Blah blah blah blah.
“Everyone is this….So I cannot be it. I have to wait and think of something more original. I need to wait and think of something unique that has never been done before.”
Blah blah blah blah.
Well love….you are going to be waiting a long freakin’ time. I don’t know if you have noticed but the world is old. And there are a lot of people in it. I am not saying you shouldn’t continually be thinking and creating with the intent of being original. But if you are waiting to START because you want to do something that has NEVER been done before….well….
What makes something original and unique is YOU. Not the idea…not the business…but you. The way YOU do it. “Everyone is doing it” is the lamest excuse ever. Everyone is breathing too…you going to stop doing that? If you want to write…THEN write. Yeah there are one million other books out there…woopty do. If you are going to keep yourself from being happy and thriving JUST because you are afraid you wont stand out- that’s selfish.
Don’t do everything to stand out- do things to effect and better people and make yourself happy. And THAT will make you stand out.
You may think everyone is already doing what you love- but they aren’t. You notice people who do things because you want to be doing those things. If you really pay attention you will see that not “everyone” is doing. Most people react to life, they don’t produce, they don’t thrive. They could. But for some reason many choose not to.
To me, if you see a lot of people doing what you should be doing….that’s not a sign that there isn’t enough room for you in that market.. Its a sign that you are behind in the ball game and need to get at it.
Do what is INSIDE of you to do. No matter how many people are already doing it. You will never be happy other wise. Quit crying that everyone is doing it….and just join the party.