So here’s my little quiz:

I want you to think about one particular project you are procrastinating – you might have lots, but let’s just pick one – whichever one comes to the top of your head first.

OK? Got a project picked out?

Because we all know that some ideas take a looooooong time to come to fruition. And some plans are waiting for the right time, the right partner, the right technology….

So how to tell the difference between an idea that is still fomenting and an idea that we’re quashing?

Here’s your answer: INTUITION.

Here’s a 2-minute exercise on how to do that:

1) Get quiet inside of your mind, take a few deep breaths, and imagine your project sitting before you. What color is it? What form is it showing you?

2) Take its pulse. Is it vibrant and alive? Or does it feel strangled and weak?

3) Ask your project what it wants you to do. Listen to the answer without reacting. Just take in the information.

4) Say “thank you” to your project and come back to yourself. Make some notes.

If you’re still unsure, then try taking a few baby steps (less than 15 minutes; easily affordable; not too scary) toward your project and see what happens. If the universe comes rushing at you with bushels of support, then GREAT!

Proceed.

And if you make a few starts and it’s all knees-and-elbows and missed calls and weirdness, then drop it — now is not the right time for this project. Write it down and put it in the “Genius Ideas – Fomenting” file.

(You do have a file like that, yes? Or a shoebox? If not, you should get one. It’s important for every idea to have a home