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[project plateau] Most projects fall into the trap of lost excitement before a new project takes place

[project plateau] Most projects fall into the trap of lost excitement before a new project takes place [project plateau] Most projects fall into the trap of lost excitement before a new project takes place
Source: Devon Stern via Dribbble
Making Ideas Happen
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The project plateau is littered with the carcases of dead ideas that have never happened. What do we do? We just generate a new idea. We do it again and again and again. What we continue to do is we escape this project plateau with a new idea, and instantaneously we return to this high of excitement, this willingness to execute. And this is why there are more half-written novels in the world than there are novels.

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