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Ever feel like you can’t move forward on a project? You brainstorm, come up with a great idea but then can’t seem to execute and implement it?My recommendation? It's time to kill it.

Yup. That’s right. I said it. Kill it.

Here’s the thing, many times it may just be the case that the idea is not the right one. You may not have the time to execute it. You may not have the right resources. Or it’s great in theory but falls flat when you think about putting it into practice.

The problem is that unless you move past it, it will block you from making progress.

Let’s take an example, shall we?old new

You want to get back in shape - to a healthy weight you were in your twenties. You’ve spoken to your family and friends and done research on the Internet. After weeks of deliberation, you realize that buying a home DVD workout program is the way to go.

You purchase your chosen program (even pay for expedited shipping!) and it arrives in a couple of days. You start the program and do it for 3 days...

But that’s as far as you get.

You just don’t seem to be able to keep going and follow the program like you thought you would.  You get caught up at work, it’s too early to wake up in the morning, you have other errands to do after work, etc. etc.

Other people suggest fantastic alternatives such as joining a gym and hiring a trainer or taking a group class and building a community.  But, no, you already have a solution. You love the convenience of working out at home. If you could just be motivated enough, this program will be perfect! So you continue to not workout and guilt yourself over not working out. After all, you'll get motivated soon enough!

The truth is, it’s just one idea.  And in this case, it’s not working for you. It's time to kill the idea of training at home and move on!

Now what?  Suddenly, there are possibilities again.   Now, those suggestions about joining a gym and hiring a personal trainer might not be such a bad idea.  Maybe that group class does sound good. The point is, you are no longer locked into that original idea and are free to explore others.

The problem is that most people can’t move on from a failed idea.  It’s as if moving on represents a failure on its own. People tend to think there is something wrong with them because they couldn’t make that idea work.

It is important to realize that the idea is not the goal.  

Your goal is to get back into shape! You want to be healthier, look better and feel better! And there are countless ways to achieve that goal.

Old ideas that never materialize only hold you back. Once you move past the old idea, you can finally create space for something new.

What idea in your life are you fixated on?  Is it possible that it’s time to kill it?  Get back to the main goal?  Find another solution?