Everything worth doing is worth planning out and researching first. It might seem like the most effective approach would be to dive right in and get started. But the likely result of this will be half finished ideas and concepts that never see the light of day.
How many times have you started a new side project, got the domain and started designing the logo or website only for things to fizzle out and ultimately be a waste of your time and creative power?
Probably way more times than you’d be proud to admit.
It’s all too common to get that big rush of inspiration, get a bunch done and then never work on the idea again. It’s a tale as old as time and one of the main reasons that some creatives never succeed in the way they had hoped to.
To counteract this, it is vital that you plan out your idea and confirm that it’s valid. Then break that single goal down into the actionable steps you must take. It’s then a case of following the procedure and script you have made for yourself, to reach the goals you dream of achieving.
With that plan in place, you’re able to know exactly what to be doing when you’ve got those free moments or big sparks of inspiration to push towards your goals. Following through on the commitments you’ve planned will propel you in the direction of your vision. It also means you’ll have a lens to check new ideas through and purge what isn’t going to push you forwards.