Author’s Note: These are my notes from #twchat done in much the same way as I post notes from #blogchat on Sundays, and as such will be missing pieces of the conversation. I try to be thorough, but you’ve got to maintain your point of view, right? So – read the notes, and please by all means weigh in. Especially if you read the transcript appended to this post.
Tonight’s Thoughtwrestling Chat was all about bringing ideas to their fullness and giving them a sense of completion.
The night began with some thoughts about the tools we use to bring ideas to life. Tasks lists seemed to be one of the key tools most people were using – although there is of course a wide variety of ways to use tasks lists. Even with this small tool, little tricks can help us keep going; I shared a tip Marketing Sensei gave me – if you highlight the things you’ve completed, rather than striking them through, it does something different psychologically. You’re reinforcing completion, rather than negating responsibility. Positivity and achievement, even on this scale, makes a bigger difference than we expect.
The Resistance. The Lizard Brain. The major subject of Seth Godin’s book Linchpin came up – which of course can be an entire discourse on its own. We talked about how to approach the idea of the Resistance – the idea that fear of success (or, perhaps, the fear of being noticed in a negative way because of success) can flip the self-sabotage switch in many of us. I think this one may need more discussion on its own – it’s a big subject.
The last part of the chat I noticed – and there is of course more, which is why we’re providing the transcript – was a debate about sharing the burden of ideas. When an idea is new, it’s easy to get excited. However, there is the weight that we put on others when intimating our ideas. We may encourage them to buy in, to critique, to support. Is this beneficial in all cases?
What do you think? Were you on the chat? Have we missed anything? What else can we talk about, to help each other bring our ideas toward completion?
Transcript: What the Hashtag – Transcript for #twchat, July 7th 2010
Participants’ list: TweepML #twchat July 7th 2010
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