The Project Mentality

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We often get caught up in a state of limitless limbo waiting for the perfect time to do something, or get complacent and just go through the motions instead of operating intentionally. But what if you adopted a different mindset, one that framed everything we do as a project?

Things would get very interesting.

Why? Because this way of being fosters growth.

When you look at the things you do as a project, you’re forced to do two very important things: create and ship.

Treating something as a project with specific parameters like time or resources allows you to be creative. It gives you the wiggle room to experiment in ways you wouldn’t normally try otherwise. Most importantly, it gives you the opportunity to make mistakes without being super critical because it’s an experiment.

You’re suppose to shake things up and see what comes of it.

The whole ideology of this project mentality is to free ourselves of the burden of producing something perfect. The goal is to shift the focus on what matters the most, the process of creating and shipping.

It allows you to have incremental growth, gradually over time and over the course of various projects. It also keeps you on your toes and focused on the process instead of being attached to the product (results).

I experienced this myself when I created the Solopreneur Business Tracker. It took some time to shift paradigms, but I have to admit that’s it’s rather refreshing. I don’t plan on going back to my days of being a perfectionist either. It’s not all that it’s cracked up to be in the long run. 

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  1. […] We often get caught up in a state of limitless limbo waiting for the perfect time to do something, or get complacent and just go through the motions instead of operating intentionally. But what if you adopted a different mindset, one that framed everything we do as a project? Things would get very interesting. Why?… Read More – Read full story at Hacker News […]

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