I have way too many ideas and not enough time. For ideas that I think are awesome but that I can’t get to in a timely fashion, I just give them away. I’d rather someone else do it, make a business out of it, and then I can refer people to it, and that’ll be just as good. For ideas that I think I can launch in the next little while, I put them in my “idea locker.”
Make an Idea Locker
This isn’t something especially tricky. In my case, it’s a spreadsheet. In it, I put the rough idea, the steps I think it’d take to execute, the resources it would take to execute, and a rough timeframe for when I want to revisit it.
The result? My head clears of the idea. My thoughts refocus on the things that matter at present. I don’t split my attention.
Simple idea, but it saves a lot of effort and a lot of wheel-spinning.