“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” — Linus Pauling.
As writers, we all want good ideas about what freelance projects to pursue and what else to write — nonfiction books, e-books, a novel. And we also want good ideas about what to do in the other important areas of our lives.
I’ve spent much time thinking about and studying idea generation and implementation, so here are my…
Seven Key Steps to Find, Evaluate, and Implement Good Ideas
1. Find the best ways for you to generate lots of good ideas.
2. Make sure you capture and keep all of your ideas.
3. Evaluate your ideas for feasibility and your desire to implement them and pick the most suitable idea.
4. Take well-planned and consistent action to implement the idea.
5. Evaluate your results as you proceed and make changes in your approach as needed.
6. Either commit to taking all the steps needed to bring the idea to fruition, or make a conscious decision that you don’t have the resources or desire to continue, and then choose to terminate your action plan.
7. Live with no regrets.
How do you evaluate and implement your ideas? What do you think of this list? What would you add or change?