Quit Consuming and Start Implementing in 2013
A golden tweet from @unmarketing. I read this, favorited it, retweeted it and clipped to Evernote.
Have you ever gotten to the point in creating a product that is ready for release but you just can’t get it done? Or maybe you have this long lingering goal that only needs you to implement and it’s done.
I know I have been stuck in this strange holding pattern of consumption before. Why, because it’s easy and safe. Implementing anything can be scary. There is a feeling of uncertainty that comes with it.
What ifs, buts, maybes, and the worst, failure can be kept at bay while consuming.
We consume looking for the one, all knowing, epic blog post that will give us all the answers. We favorite tweets, send blog posts to Evernote, scour how-to sites, read every bit of info any Guru has ever posted. What do we get from this vast array of knowledge? A headache and self doubt. This is not from a scientific study, but this is the internet so I’m sure you can find less accurate stats than this,
The #1 dream killer of all time, “I don’t know where to start.”
The simple answer, “Stop consuming information and implement once in a while.” - Scott Stratten
With only days left until New Year’s Eve it’s time for a little self reflection. What projects are sitting idly just waiting for you to implement? What is that ONE thing you want to do but it stays hidden behind your never ending safety net of consumption?
Ordinarily I would put a link here to another blog post I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions and achieving your goals faster, but that would seem a tad hypocritical. Take a few weeks and stop consuming. I say let’s make 2013 the year of implementing.