Ideas that are captured, then left to languish and starve on a dusty Someday/Maybe list, buried under piles or filed away and forgotten are wasted.
Continually review and evaluate ideas to choose the best ones to act on.
- Why is this a good idea? Does it fit my goals?
- Which ideas provide the best return on investment?
- What resources would be needed?
Imagine your idea list like a Netflix Queue where you can rearrange the priority levels with a flick of the wrist. What’s at the top?
Skim the cream: concentrate on the top ideas, projects, and goals.
Plant ideas, but don’t bury them: give them enough time to germinate, but not so much that they turn into compost.
Don’t plan ideas to death: How to Grow Your Ideas at LifeDev.