I have a tremendous respect for Todd Henry and his company Accidental Creative. He enables thousands of creatives all over the world to create consistently and that’s no small feat. His tweet yesterday was meant to be an encouragement and it served that purpose for me. My retweet and additional commentary was meant for the majority of people who read tweets, blogs and books and yet have very little if any output. They digest but they don’t create. This is such a waste. Here are a few ways you (and I) are guilty of failing to achieve our goals.
RT @toddhenry: Morning, all! Make something great today. // or make anything which is more than u did yesterday.
— Andy Traub (@andytraub) February 28, 2012
Five proven ways to fail to achieve anything
1. Save it for later
If you have a great idea keep it in a file on your computer and wait for the perfect time to work on it. Wait for the right partner for the project, the funding, the free time and the mood to strike. If you save it for JUST the right time then you’re sure to fail. That never happens. The best post about this is written by Chris Guillebeau and is called (Never) Save It For Later.