As you know, it is oftentimes unclear where a project should start (or where it should go for that matter). However, sometimes the best thing you can do is jump in and get started even if the vision is foggy.
For example, we recently worked on a multi-year proposal for a national ministry and frankly, several aspects of that proposal were unclear on the front end. But, rather than not starting because it wasn’t totally clear, we began by tackling the points that made sense. Eventually, the entire proposal took shape.
Just pick a place and go.
It is normal to want a project’s strategic path to be evident before you ever start walking down the road. But, in reality, strategies morph over time and the best way to inject some movement into your project is to simply jump in and get your hands dirty.
Over time, it can take shape if you remember these points:
I’m not claiming that this is ideal and I’m hesitant to recommend it as a standard practice. However, the reality is that sometimes you simply don’t know where to go or what to do.
So, the real takeaway?
After all, not having all the answers up front forces creative exploration . . . and that’s not a bad thing.