I’ve been told so many times what to prioritize and I just don’t agree. I’m not going to tell you what to do, but I will offer one way of doing it and tell you that what ever you do to get it done, keep doing that. This is what I’ve found to work for me.
The thing with project is that everything needs to be done, at least that’s what I’ve observed. That’s why this obsession with the order of things becomes absurd. I just don’t understand what difference it makes and why you need “rules” that doesn’t serve a purpose. I only have or respect rules if they have a purpose. This is why my philosophy is to do what ever I can, what ever I think is fun, and what ever motivates me the most at this moment. Everything needs to get done before its a running and driving car so for me motivation and momentum is the only thing that needs to be protected. I can’t see anything else that makes a difference.
The obvious question becomes, what will you do with the hard things that are left. While it might seem like your pushing problems in front of you this is what has worked for me. I’ve found it far more motivating when a car is absolutely perfect, except for a few minor issues with the electrical system. It’s impossible to not be motivated, frustrated, and unstoppable to solve those problems.
This is exactly where I am with the Olga project (my red Austin Mini). It’s got a fresh paint job, all restored or new parts, running and driving, striped up and looking good. Its just a few lights and small things that doesn’t work and prevent it from being road legal. Its tempting me so bad that it will be finished, it speaks to my obsessive tendencies.
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Writer: Pierre Helgesson
Title: Founder & CEO of Drivers Soul