If... If... If...

Maybe you're working a 9-to-5 you're tired of. Maybe you have some kind of an idea about something that you have squirreled away for some other time. Maybe you've been dreaming about that one thing you'd love to do if...if... if...

But it's scary, right? How do you know it's a good idea? How can you be sure it's worth giving up stability for? Will it work? Can it support me? Will doing this thing make me happy? I've been there. And as many of my ideas have succeeded... just as many, if not more, have failed. The trick is to keep coming up with them. Which is tough to do when you're stuck on the one. 

So I came up with this questionnaire to get me out of thinking and into doing. I believe in writing things down to make them real. So take 20 minutes. Print this thing out and take out your favorite writing tool. Force yourself to answer these questions honestly, or as honestly as you can right now. If you can't get through it, you're probably not ready to pour all your energy into it yet. Or maybe YOU are, but your idea isn't quite ready. Either way, it'll show you what's left to do, and help come out of it with a concrete to-do list and the beginnings of an action plan. 

It's good to see the writing on the wall. Not every idea is bound to work. But this worksheet helps you work through those questions and come out with a clearer sense of the right decision. Even deciding not to do something is doing something, because it makes room for the next thing.