the subject matter is left intentionally vague, as these questions can apply to most any topic, project, or goal. presented in no particular order:
  1. who is this for? what is it for?
  2. what is realistic? how long will it take?
  3. what is the best i can do with what i have?
  4. what is the next step?
  5. does this matter? why? (repeat 'why' 6 times...does the reason hold up?)
  6. is this "good enough?" says who? how will i know when i am "done" (ship or cut)?
  7. is there a bigger/harder/better decision that renders this irrelevant?
  8. what was the last mistake i made? how am i avoiding a repeat of the same mistake?
  9. if not this, then what?