Thursday, April 26, 2012
The secret to being able to function effortlessly, and improvise is to keep things simple and perfectly imperfect.
Don't add complexity, and don't try for the 100% solution that covers everything. Just try to do something simple that adds at least a touch of value. Just make things slightly better.
Guess what? You can then rinse and repeat. Make things a little bit better each time. Before you know it, you have an impressive body of work.
Instead, if you only set your sights on some heroic, gigantic, epic thing to make you famous, you might still be trying to get started.
I still have this problem today.
When I get inspired or find something new I want to do, if I get caught up in wanting to make a big success. If I have expectations - then I stand a good chance to procrastinate and let myself get sidetracked by TV, web surfing, etc.
If I just try to do something small, simple, quick - but useful - I will probably succeed.