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Opportunities & Commitment

Maybe all those opportunities you’re not taking, weren’t actually opportunities in the first place.

This simple insight got me thinking. I love getting excited about the latest thing, that just came to my mind. But rarely do I manage to sit down and execute it.

Most of the time, that doesn't really bother me. The next idea is just around the corner and by jumping ship and taking on the next awesome idea, the excitement never stops.

This creates something like a sea of potential chances. And it feels great, to swim through it, knowing that I could implement any of them, if I wanted to.

But what if those opportunities weren’t really opportunities, as long as they are not realized? To me, that would change the picture dramatically. Instead of floating through all those endless opportunities, I would suddenly stray through them, unable to find at least one that I can commit to.

I can't deny that there is some truth in it. So I decided to finally grab one of those ideas and squeeze it until I can see whether or not it has potential to be a long term companion for me.

To my surprise, it's not a very hard thing to do. All I need is some focus, to not work on any of my other projects, for as long as it takes to build a first presentable draft of it and then I see, where I can take it from there.

This means that for the next 4 weeks I'm going to work solely on "my idea". And I plan to have the first version ready by beginning of next month (which is May). I'm curious to see how good all those loose ideas really are, when it comes to make them a reality...