A series of questions to answer before you move forward with an idea, project or plan…
#1: What is the magnitude of what you are trying to achieve?
#2: How much of this is new?
#3: Is there a way to test this?
#4: Does this require ongoing experimentation?
#5: Does this require you to promise something before it is complete?
#6: Will this require more than three months to deliver?
#7: Will this plan allow you to easily transition to the next thing?
#8: Does this support future projects?
#9: Is this in alignment with your mission?
#10: Is this in alignment with your values?
#11: Is this in alignment with your desired lifestyle?
#12: Does this honor your strengths and preferences?
#13: Is the form determined by the function?
#14: Does this involve making up for a past failure?
#15: Can this be simplified?
#16: Are you willing to create the systems necessary to support this?
#17: Is this scalable?
#18: Will this require doing more than one thing at a time?
#19: Will this require tapping into the type of energy you just used?
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Vetting Question #20
Will this require you to work against the energy of the season?
In my experience, this is very hard to do. It’s quite tricky to be productive when you’ve got a case of the summer-hookies or winter-naps.
Again, this doesn’t mean abandoning this idea. It might mean altering its timing. Or changing the elements of this project’s container – especially Environment and Energy – so your approach is compatible with the season.
Set yourself up for energetic success.
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