Ideas and grief.
Kill the baby
I’ve been writing a lot lately about letting go of things.
This is not a decluttering blog.
The foolsletter, I’m hoping is mostly about creativity.
One remarkably foolish thing that you can do in order to keep moving, keep shipping and keep making creative choices is to know what gets in the way.
Getting clear on goals and a creative path means getting clear on what we won’t be doing and where we are not going.
I’m addicted to new ideas.
I love them.
Every new idea brings with it a little reward.
Every new idea that I collect comes with a nice little hit of good feeling chemicals in my body.
For a long time, I was an idea hoarder.
Every new idea is like a snowflake. All of them are so special. And since they’re all so special, none of them are.
In the end as an idea hoarder, I could not go anywhere.
If I tested any of these ideas and they failed?
That would be painful
Hemmingway coined the phrase ‘kill your babies’ to refer to the editing process.
Editing lists of ideas is a similar process.
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