1️⃣ Would you?
- Deciding before you understand what it entails is a bad idea. You need more info so you won’t regret/be surprised later when it’s too late.
- You may even find a determining factor that helps you decide immediately.
- Make informed decisions, not a bet.
- Maybe the downsides aren’t as bad as you think.
- Most content creation journeys take about two years to bear fruit.
- You’ve got to be ready to be consistent even if the desired result comes slowly.
- For more: When the result isn’t showing
- Monetizing is awesome, but having it as your primary goal may turn you off when you don’t see the result immediately.
- Try focusing on how to make it fun and sustainable. Doing so keeps you going and lets money be the byproduct of this marathon.
If your goal is to get rich, however, then starting a blog is not the approach to take. You’re much better off working a steady, well-paying job and investing your money the boring, proven way.
—Thomas Frank, How to Start A Successful Blog
2️⃣ Could you?
- Existing obligations (making Notion templates, publishing a newsletter/week, attending classes, working on assignments etc.)
- Personal time (socializing, entertainment, fitness etc.)
- Is there something you can sacrifice?
Making a choice means sacrificing another.
- Finishing has different meanings:
- Achieving the targets of a short-term project.
- Concluding a project even if not all the targets are achieved.
- Having strong consistency for a long-term project
3️⃣ If you’re still uncertain
- In an enclosed steel chamber, we have
- a cat
- a small flask of hydrocyanic acid (poison)
- a Geiger counter (a device that detects radiation)
- a tiny bit of radioactive substance (may or may not decay in the next hour)
- Within the next hour,
- if the radioactive substance decays, radiation is detected, and the flask of poison will be broken to release its content, thus killing the cat.
- if the radioactive substance doesn’t decay, the cat is still alive.
- But, we don’t know if the decay will happen within this time period.
- The similar applies to making decisions.
To find out if the cat is dead or alive, open up the chamber and observe directly.
To find out if a choice is better or worse than the other, pick one and see for it yourself.
The longer you delay, the less options you will have.
If you feel anything less than “hell yeah!” about something, say no. —Derek Sivers
I think people overthink decisions. There’s no time machine, there’s no future machine – you’ll never know what the alternative would have been. So just pick one and do it! —Gary Vaynerchuck
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