I think life is a constant stream of asking and answering the question “What’s Next?”
When you’re at the start of project (hearing an idea you like for the very first time) and you want to put that idea into action as soon as possible, you’ll typically ask “What’s Next?” — as in “what’s the next thing we need to do in order to get this idea rolling?”.
When you’re in the middle of a project and have lists of tasks and production timelines coming out of your ears as you race to get your idea up and running, you ask “What’s Next?” — as in “this task is completed and I know we have a lot to do, so what’s the next item on the list that we need to work on?”.
And when you’ve completed the project, all the tasks are done and the new product or service is ready for consumers to buy it, you ask “What’s Next?” — as in “this project is finished and I’m ready to work on something new, what’s the next big idea I get to work on?”.
Whenever you’re stumped or stuck or simply sitting still for too long, just ask yourself that simple two word question: