Here's a challenge
I've seen facing some freelancers.
Maybe you can relate...
They have time for other people
while their own projects suffer,
Think right now of a project you really
want to work on. It's been sitting on your desk
for months. But for some reason, you're stuck:
*You've talked about it to DEATH.
* You have outlines for it
and domain names bought.
* You find yourself spending more time
"researching" than creating and connecting
with people...like say an email like this one :)
* What kind of web host should I use?
* Word Press or Squarespace?
That's on good days.
Other days, you find "important" projects
that suddenly need to be done...like
cleaning your desk.
On really bad days, you might find
yourself reading about
ANYTHING BUT your project.
But when other people need you for their project,
it's amazing how you probably go right into action.
You know where to start and what to do first.
So it's not a "knowing" challenge.
If your best friend came to you
with the same challenge that keeps
your project on a shelf, you'd have it solved.
It's totally normal
and it's happened to everyone.
Myself included. :)
There's lots of possible answers:
- Wanting to get things perfect,
- Not having enough "time in the day"
- Not wanting to get rejected, etc.
But the answers all end up with the same result.
That result is your project stays on the shelf.
And time is ticking away...
So here's the solution I'm offering today:
"Don't waste time
calculating your chances
of success and failure.
Just fix your aim and begin."
Guan Yin Tzu
With every project, there is always
a next step. Many never see the
light of day.
Yet they were so close
to being done.
They were so close
to making an impact
on people's lives.
If you're facing that challenge,
what's the next step for you?
If the next step involves some
gigantic thing that involves
100 people swearing their allegiance
to your project, try making the step
A step small enough to take
in the next 24 hours but
big enough to build on.
I'd love to hear your thoughts...
Never give up,