Friday, February 10, 2012

The power of the blank page

Ideas can be had by anyone.

It's a matter of sitting alone, with no distractions, and a blank sheet of paper in front of you.  Toss out ideas for either what you want to do or how you can improve your life.  Shoot for at least 30 minutes of quiet time.

Think your ideas are dumb?  Write them down anyway.

Think you're too old to start something new?  Here a post from last month where I delved into that very subject.

Do this every day for a week.

Then, at the start of the next week, review your list of ideas.  Don't cross out any that you think are stupid.  Go through the list and mark off ones that spark an interest in you.  You can choose more than one.

Once you're done with this, take those items and go to another blank page.  At the top of each, write the sparking interests and dig into how it could be accomplished.  What would you need to do?  I don't want you to tell yourself these things can't be done.  I want you to write down how they could be.



Now prioritize those items on the list that would need to be done first . . . and do them.

Think this is hard?  This is exactly what I did when I decided to pursue the launching of an ebook--one I had been putting off for more than a dozen years (I know, ebooks weren't around twelve years ago, but the concept for the ebook had its inception around that time).

Start your list tomorrow.

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