The pressure of meeting deadlines can be a powerful force. Disney Imagineers believe that the best ideas are brought to life after being given time to mature. They spend a considerable amount of time writing and can, on occasion, find it difficult to create a new idea or keep the ball rolling. Here are several steps you can take to help avoid writer’s block and meet your next deadline on time:
• Get something on paper first
: Resist the temptation to stare at a blank page. Some with something, anything, to work with.
• Set it aside
: Sometimes the best course of action is to set the project aside for a few weeks, days or even minutes.
• Come back later
: Once you have given yourself a break from your project, come back and look for ways to improve the work you have already done. Consider asking the opinion of a coworker or friend.
• Start over
: You may reach a point where your idea just doesn’t stick. Don’t be afraid to start fresh with a new idea.
Remember, it was Walt Disney who said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”