How to become a maker if you are a dreamer

Thimo Pedersen
2 min readJun 4, 2019

I was (and still am) a daydreamer. My Evernote contains dozens of lists with unchecked todos for any subject you can imagine and countless “Next big thing” ideas, yet I’ve managed to learn how to get some things done.

This could be you, but you’re already thinking of how to paint those pots — Photo by Roman Hinex

Reading blogs and procrastinating with potential idea generation doesn’t help you actually do stuff. It’s all fun and stuff thinking about your next big project, but how should you get there if you never actually create something?

It’s simple, just start.

Whatever you are daydreaming about pick the first thing that comes to your mind and just start. It doesn’t have to be a bestseller, gallery ready masterpiece or full-fledged app from day one and will never be and that’s okay.

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

— Confucius

You always have more than one chance.

You grow with experience. Experience comes after you’ve done stuff. Learn, create and grow. Once you started carrying that first rock and you didn’t meet your expectations, there are many more you can take.

Don’t wait for the magic moment.

It will never come. Don’t wait for that last spark of inspiration. Motivation will not appear out of nothing. After taking the first steps you will see that you don’t need that last bit of inspiration. More inspiration will follow once you started.

If you never start you’ll never have the chance to succeed.

Just daydreaming about the future will never get you there. Start doing things, fall in love with the process and eventually you will get where you dream of now.



Thimo Pedersen

With a focus on possibilities I want to inspire you for new ideas, people and adventures, because I believe that there is a little artist in everyone.