Getting started. If you haven't heard, this can be a problem--this business of getting started. There are so many options in the world--and they're growing by the minute. You want to write, but should it be a novel, a story, a poem, a Tweet? You want to build an app, but should it solve the problem of eating healthy or should it make scoring a baseball game easier? In an essay at Medium, writer and designer Jon Bell puts a new spin on a timeless idea: just get started. Something will work from there.
What's Bell's new spin? He suggests McDonald's. That's right: when his colleagues can't decide where to eat he simply says the magic words Let's go to McDonald's. Since McDonald's is generally seen as an unacceptable solution for hunger and nutrition needs, other solutions emerge rapid-fire to defeat it. No, not McDonald's, how about... The lesson? Get SOME idea out there--even if it's horrible--and then improve it, either on your own or in a group. Have faith that your first draft won't be your last--and that you'll rarely end up where you started. And that you won't end up staring down the barrel at two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun either. Take the first step. Say McDonald's if you have to.
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