Be More Productive By Giving Up On Ideas

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TODAY’S ARTICLE
The Merits of Giving Up on Your Ideas
http://99u.com/articles/53760/the-merits-of-giving-up-on-your-ideas
by Matt McCue (@mattmccuewriter)

Key Takeaway: It’s often tough to let go of ideas because we are taught from an early age to “never give up”. However, we should think of our ideas as investments – they should be let go when they lose their value.

Tips & Tricks:
How to let go of ideas:

  1. Consider the opportunity costs if you keep pursuing an idea. What are you potentially losing out on?
  2. The more ideas you generate, the less you attached you will likely be to each idea, and you will increase your chances of success.
  3. Quitting an idea isn’t failing if you are using your time more productively elsewhere.
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