Over the years, I’ve learned that most people face the same challenge while working on creative projects:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Thanks to the Internet, we now have access to a million and one ways to tackle pretty much anything we come across.
With all of this information comes the inevitable paralysis-by-analysis.
As much as I tend to overthink things, I always come back to the same piece of advice: keep things simple.
Do you want to start writing that book you’ve been sitting on for years? Take out your phone and write the introduction using your Notes app.
Do you have an idea for an illustration series? Draw the first one and upload that sucker to Instagram.
Do you want to start your own clothing line? Lay out one t-shirt in Photoshop and share it with others.
I know I’m making the first step sound easy, but that’s because it really is. As always, we tend to overcomplicate things in theory.
At the end of the day, most things in life are just a series of steps.
All you have to do is figure out how to take the first one.