Congrats! You just made it past the first step. You are doing great.
Now it’s time to be brave and start talking to people about your idea. Talk to your friends, family, acquaintances, people on Facebook, people at the shop, strangers in the park, and whoever will listen. The more practice you gain talking about the idea, the easier it will be to describe your project and motivate others. After you talk to each person, ask them three questions:
1) What do you like about my idea?
2) What obstacles do you think the project might face?
3) Do you have any recommendations for changes to make it stronger?
Consider the feedback you receive. Do you need to clarify your idea so that it’s easier to understand? Have you heard the same criticism from more than one person? What do people like most about your idea? Do any of the recommended changes seem as though they can make the project stronger?
As you are getting the feedback, let your project idea change and grow.
Warning! There may be people who say you can’t do it, that it’s impossible, or that you are ridiculous for trying. This is sadly normal. Anytime there is someone who wants to create change, there will be a flock of pessimists who try to tell you that change is not possible. Don’t believe them. With persistence and flexibility you will achieve success. And when they tell you that you can’t, ask them why. Write down their answers. Later, we will create a plan to overcome these obstacles. (After your plan has a strategy for overcoming all of the obstacles the pessimists say will stand in your way, it is smooth sailing to success.)
Once you’ve considered all the feedback and fine-tuned your project, GO TO STEP 3!!