making ideas happen

I have a confession to make. I am a creator of many ideas that for the most part never come to fruition. It's as simple and as frustrating as that. My mind is constantly clicking away and when I think I've solved something or come up with a good idea I write it down or sketch it in the Moleskine that never leaves my side. I feel comfort knowing that my ideas are tucked away and won't be forgotten. The latter part is a complete delusion and that's where my problem lies.

I do forget that I have these potential gems (or a few lumps of coal—if I'm honest) that are waiting to see the light of day, but they never do. Very few of my ideas become actual living/breathing projects. I've always known this and I've never really found a solution or a way to jump the hurdle—until now—I hope.

I just finished reading Making Ideas Happen (by Scott Belsky) and this is the first time I feel like I have a genuine idea of how I can tackle my projects wish list and actually get them to the finish line. This is also the first time that I feel comfortable recommending a book like this.

From the book:
—Creative people are known for winging it: improvising and acting on intuition is, in
some way, the haloed essence of what we do and who we are. However, when we closely analyze how the most successful and productive creatives, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople truly make ideas happen, it turns out that “having the idea” is just a small part of the process, perhaps only 1 percent of the journey.
For those of you that have the innate ability to organize projects of any kind and complete them without letting them go by the wayside, this is not the book for you. For those of you that are more like me, I highly recommend it. To help me appreciate my progress even more I've also decided to start my page on Behance.

So here's to making our ideas happen!

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