When in doubt, take a step back.
Humans are great at adapting to new situations. That's just part of our DNA.
Whether it's a project, or even a relationship, taking a step back and gaining some distance can provide a fresh point-of-view. It's a simple but powerful way to revitalise your perspective.
So, why not apply this trick to your projects?
Here's how you do it...
The Overnight Rule:
When I finish creating something, I never share it right away. I don't even show it to anyone. Not even my wife.
I sit on it.
I wait about 24 hours until the project is out of my head. During that time I will exercise, shower, walk, play with my kids, cook, clean... everything except think about the project. Only when it is completely out of my head do I then sit down to make any changes.
I will always find something:
- A better font...
- A better headline...
- A better color...
An opportunity to be clearer, or more persuasive ...
It's a simple and effective method that can be applied to creating art, music, writing, building online businesses... anything that needs creativity.
You're a good creator.
But nobody's perfect. So go ahead, sleep on that project.
Come morning you'll be happy you did.