Skellie wrote an excellent post about “5 Hard Questions You Should Answer Before Starting a New Project”. The brief list is:

  1. What are my end goals with the project?
  2. What will I have to do to reach those goals?
  3. Do I have enough ideas and inspiration?
  4. Do I have enough time?
  5. Will it impact on my other projects?

Skellie raises these questions in connection with a new blog project of hers but the questions are valid before starting anything new.

The first question is fairly easy, the other four are tougher since they are about how to get there and how to get it done.

Question four (enough time?) is something we really need to consider. I often underestimate the time it takes, both in volume and calendar time.

Question four and five might lead to rearranging priorities, read also my post about Turning 2008 into 80-20.

Note: Photo by Lost in Scotland.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.