Here’s why you need to have more bad ideas
We all seek out "good" or even "great". But we need to define what good is before we begin. Twelve publishers rejected Harry Potter, but then it became a worldwide phenomenon and was suddenly good enough.
Judge your work by asking what it is for and who it is for. If it achieves its mission, then it is good.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Generating ideas is the process of finding new connections between old ideas.
We have to be able to connect the dots, cross-pollinate ideas from various disciplines, and combine ...
"Someone asked me where I get all my good ideas, explaining that it takes him a month or two to come up with one and I seem to have more than that. I asked him how many bad ideas he has every month. He paused and said, 'None.'"
Create a safe place, free from criticism, because we tend to clam up if we feel like we're going to be criticized.
Rather than criticizing what you don't like, focus on getting ideas out in the open so you can build on them.
With infinite options come increased choices. More choices mean more decisions. However, choice overload makes you question your decisions. This leads to dec...
The best decision-makers purposefully avoid almost all of the options available.
To commit to one decision means closing the door on everything else. It takes confidence to say, "This is what I'm serious about. I can't be distracted by everyone else's noise and agendas." If you're serious about achieving goals, you must create an environment that shields you from other noise.
Strategic ignorance is not about being closed-minded. It's knowing what you want.
It's realizing how easy a person can be derailed. You even avoid amazing situations that you know is really a distraction. You create boundaries and live your priorities and values and dreams.
There might come a time where you want to quit your traditional desk job and move into freelance writing. If you're going to become a freelance writer, you need to write every day, without gett...
The 2 - 3 months of training is really 4 - 5 months of training.
In this phase, you will write daily, on any platform, to learn how to write and grow your audience. Now is a good time to invest in yourself to help you get better.
If you want to write, you need to read daily.