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We all have that backlog of projects that we never finished. But were they really projects? If it started as an idea did you ever do any of the following? Write it down?Create a plan of attack?Start coding or writing?Look at how it works?Set some milestones and deadlines?Share it with people?Talk about it outside of your own head? If you never did any of the above, then it was an Idea and not a Project.…

We all have a collective shelf of unfinished projects that stare at us or mock us from afar when we take on a new challenge. “Really? So this one?” Now you’re going to do it? C’mon? Whatever the moniker, it mocks us and holds us back from starting something new and from there two things happen. One – we don’t start the project and instead look over at our old stuff wondering if we should…

Maybe you didn’t set them on the 31st or the 1st or the 2nd, but come the 3rd, you’re wondering if you should do them. In theory a resolution makes sense – “I resolve to do better at X” or “I resolve to not do Y anymore” – or whatever other variants lie in between. What we fail to miss, is that resolutions are like streaks and creating a new habit – the more you…

Team gets problem. Team starts working on problem. Problem becomes much bigger than initially thought. Team is confused on where to start and begins implementing process upon process to fix problem. In the middle of fixing problem, team realizes they are stuck and are not sure where to go from here. As they start to demonstrate the problem being solved, the customer starts to ask for other things to be done “at the same time”.…

If you want to play hockey, go get a hockey stick and puck and go play. If you want to build a house, go read the building code and build a house. If you want design websites, download Paint.NET and start painting. If you want to write for a newspaper, start writing articles and submitting them to as many newspapers as you can (or start your own blog). If you want to draw comics, get…