I’ve had a few people ask me recently “how do you come up with ideas?”
“How do you become creative?”
There’s no cure.
Just like there’s no cure for “having an idea” or “starting a company.”
You’re not going to magically come up with something brilliant.
But if you just start . . .
Just start writing. Just start building. Just start calling.
Whatever it is you’re trying to do, you’ll narrow in eventually.
Let it be garbage. Let it be bad.
Don’t throw it away. Don’t delete it.
Just keep going.
The goal isn’t perfection, the goal is momentum.
Once you get over the anxiety of starting before you can see the ending, you might find that you’re quite unstoppable.
People (and sometimes the voices in our own heads) are very happy to tell us all the reasons something won’t work.
Yet, people tend to get out of the way once you’re moving.
That’s the punchline. There is no cure. You just have to start.
It’s probably not going to be good, so toss out the idea that it should be perfect.
The goal isn’t to hit a home run in your first at-bat.
2 Minute Action:
What’s something you’ve been putting off?
- Working out?
- Writing a book?
- Start a company?
Start right now in 2 minutes.
- Do 10 pushups.
- Write a blog post.
- Make a sales call.
I promise you can get started on any path in under 2 minutes.
Practice that habit enough and you’ll forget “writer’s block” even existed.