Never Been There, Never Done That
The first . . . the first time we do anything from talk to walk to write our name, it’s a challenge. Hopefully, we bring to it the skillset that put us smack dab in the middle between the easy (bored) and difficult (anxious). Then we’ll be in flow, in the zone, moving forward through time and space without sefl-consciousness.
Even so, it helps to keep a few things in mind when we do something we’ve never done before.
5 Things to Consider Before Doing Something Totally New
Whenever I take a new task, yes there are still a few, I try to remind myself that I should look for what might be hiding inside the project.
- Everything is easier than it looks.
- Everything takes longer than I think it will.
- Planning the path at the beginning is worth every agonizing minute. No matter how much I want to run.
- Every project that I’ve never done holds a problem I’ve not foreseen, a decision I’ve never faced, a crisis that is totally new as well.
- It’s always better to consult the experienced folks before the problems start.
I know. I’m putting this one on my wall too. I would have told you the stories, but there are too many. Why don’t you tell me yours instead?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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