If you’ve got a million and one ideas, it’s hard to know where to start but also how to begin so can spend your time and energy gaining traction and getting shit done.
Write it out
And that means everything, every idea whether ready to go or just developing, because there’s nothing more distracting than your next idea bouncing around in your head. You’ve got enough to handle in there, why not clear out what you can while also making sure you don’t forget your very best ideas. Writing it out is one of those rules that seems like a no brainer, but our best ideas come to us in the strangest of scenarios. You could be just falling asleep and think to about a killer idea, think to yourself “I’ll remember it in the morning,” hate to break it to you pal but you won’t. So perhaps keep these strange devices called pens and paper around just in case for some reason your phone isn’t being strangled within your little paws. Lastly, don’t deny ideas and don’t be afraid to make yourself vulnerable and at least explore the conversation about what could happen, because you never it know it just might!
Set your goal
Goals can sometime be intimidating, so start small; baby goals if you will and think about what you hope to accomplish. Sure enough, you’ve heard this before. In fact, goals are mentioned so often that goals become another one of the ideas that are a struggle to execute. However, goal setting becomes a process with nearly no follow-up. The question becomes, how can goal setting help and not hinder your ability to fully realize your ideas. Well, if you think about your goal as a highest level of direction. You decide, absolutely, where you’re executing will take you. Goals will help you set the stage, help you decide your route and encourage you to continue to forward think.
Think about it this way, if your goal is to have a healthier lifestyle. The decision of running, walking, working out, or eating healthy is not a decision but rather a step to move towards your goal. There are no decisions after your initial goal is set, only milestones.
Once you’ve chosen your direction, think about what ideas will move you accordingly. Take a look back at your list of ideas and think of what can you start now to get you there. Set these ideas high because they are most important to your goal. Setting up levels of hierarchy also breaks down your list into ideas you can and should tackle right now to those that you can leave for further down the road.
Like we touched on above setting up goals is going to help us continue to be forward looking and thinking about the milestones we need to achieve. Prioritizing steps in order for you to achieve those goals is a process