Re: How To Plan A Project
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 14:47
I guess it is telling that I had a couple of less than successful project cars during my early 20s following my own lead...
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Derek wrote:Hey Julian, what about those who plan/analyze all day at work, and want our hobby to not have anything to do with planning/budgeting/worry? I like my personal projects to be fluid and run them fast and loose, making decisions as I go and not always understanding what I am up against until I'm into it. The may not be the cheapest or easiest way to do things, but it keeps it interesting for me and it lets me do the fun stuff as soon as possible.
okayfine wrote:KaipoDa510 wrote:This is probably in my top five list of good advice....
I'd love to hear the other four.
RonM wrote:If there were anything I would add to this it is determination. It's a huge factor in success. The first thing is give yourself permission to make mistakes. If you expect nothing but perfection you're setting yourself up for failure. Often when a build hits it's first serious bump, I've seen even the most skilled, tooled up, deep wallet, and well organized folks lose forward momentum, their project stalls, and it becomes an anchor of shame. There are garages filled with project cars buried under laundry and storage boxes.
Determination doesn't mean working harder, it's simply the difference between working and not working. It's unrealistic to think the process will go exactly as you envisioned it, or be enjoyable all the time. Sometimes it's a total F'n nightmare, but the trick is you never stop working one step at a time. If you're focused on the end goal, your mind is in the wrong place. Focus on the task at hand, when that's finished check it off the list and move onto the next. If you hit a snag, curse, kick a few boxes around, then adjust the to do list and get back to work. Eventually you will look up and see your vision sitting right there in front of you.
Master Yoda said, "There is no try. You either do, or you do not".
Oh and never take your Dime to Fine Line Tuning in Santa Rosa.