INGREDIENTS FOR GETTING SOMETHING DONE
You can do anything but you can't do everything. Decide what you want to focus on and here's all you need to do it.
- •ConfidenceCannot be underestimated. This comes from within yourself and from others backing you up. If you don't think you can do something, why should anyone else? Not to be confused with cockiness. Keep it grounded. If someone takes the time to criticize you, it means they care and you're onto something. Keep going.
- •EnergyIf you try and squeeze stuff in when you're tired or apathetic, you'll be wasting your time. Find a way to get excited and find the flow. It won't feel like work if you're in the right state of mind and body.
- •IdeaChoose one main idea, one problem to solve, and the rest will fit together nicely in due time. Don't let the scope creep. What's the easiest way to bring this idea to life? Start small. Tell anyone who will listen. Pay attention to their reactions.
- •MaterialsPhysical and digital tools. Money. Space. Constraint breeds creativity (and thus resourcefulness and thrift) in this area but respect the mental power of having the materials you need, when you need them, to get started.
- •PlanWhat needs to be done and by when? Who is leading? Who else needs to be involved or aware? When will you run out of money? What's a good benchmark for success and how will you measure it? What's the next step?
- •Time.The most valuable resource, and the one most often neglected. Trust the process and put in the work and time will be on your side. Decide when to give up or move on. Wasted time kills plans, materials, ideas, energy and confidence. For the right thing, you'll make the time.