I hope I am not alone in this, and I don’t think I am, so I’m hoping I can help some of you. Sometimes I just need a little reminder, so here’s yours.
As we all do, I often find myself researching things on the internet. Searching and finding different services and different methods of achieving some task you need help with. Often finding different apps or website services, and researching the different options that set each of them apart to best serve the task you are looking to complete.
With the internet and the number of tech companies trying to make our lives easier, there are so many options that do basically the same thing, aside from one or two different features in each, and different vibes and aesthetic to using them. What tends to happen is go deeper in researching these different services, I keep going back to their feature list and pricing over and over, never fully making my decision on which service to choose for the task at hand. The problem is that it now instead of using available technology to make this task easier, I am just postponing for longer because I can’t make up my mind as to what service will do the best job for me.
When this happens, I need to remember (and so you do) to just commit to an option, whatever sounds the best after a bit of research. There’s no need to go back over every detail for days. Whatever seems appealing or the easiest, start there, commit, and actually follow through in completing your task at hand.
Despite all the options each service has, the only real way to decide if a service is right for you is to follow through trying to complete what you are doing. When you run into walls that make you realize different features you wish you had, you make note and keep going. You will eventually have completed the task and realized the features that other services may offer that would have made this easier, or you may realize features that sounded appealing, but in reality, you didn’t actually use.
Once you commit and follow-through, you can then re-analyze down the line to see if there’s another service out there could fix those problems, but you won’t know this until you actually fully commit to one and use it to its full potential.
It’s like if you buy a house that seems like it has all the right rooms, but once you move in you realize that you would love a bigger office, or a more open living room because you like to entertain guests more then you thought you would. You will never find this out by not committing. You can always move and find a more ideal spot down the line that solves these things.
Hope that gives you a little jolt of inspiration to just take the leap and finish what you set out to do.
Until next time, always be creating.