Filtering ideas

I follow Seth Godin at Seth. Blog This is a quote from his blog from a couple weeks ago. We have many ideas for things we want to do in life. Some of them are good, some need to be written down and groomed. We need a network of people that are honest with us when we present and idea. This is much harder to come by than we anticipate. These are the people that act as our guardrails. The people we trust can see our blind spots. I propose this:

  1. Write down every idea regardless of its merit

2. Talk often with friends and family that will give you honest feedback

3. Pursue ideas you and your trusted group see as viable. 

4. Continue to write ideas 

5. Act on these ideas

Regardless of the success and failures write down your ideas but also understand, writing is not doing. There is a plethora of books on this subject another great one I am reading is by James Clear, it is titled “Atomic Habits”. If you have ideas but have trouble acting on these ideas, this book is for you. Let’s start the process this week. Write down your ideas and discuss them often with your trusted group. This jump starts our thinking and that is the place to begin.

2 thoughts on “Filtering ideas

  1. Good idea!

    On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 4:55 AM Duane’s Thoughts wrote:

    > Duane Williams posted: ” I follow Seth Godin at Seth. Blog This is a quote > from his blog from a couple weeks ago. We have many ideas for things we > want to do in life. Some of them are good, some need to be written down and > groomed. We need a network of people that are honest wit” >

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  2. The closest thing I do to this post is I have a log book I have used since 2013. I try to write my thoughts and ideas in it daily. I realize if I don’t write things down I rarely act . Thanks Duane for these practical ideas.

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