Idea Debt

Idea Debt is when you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be to have this thing done and in the world, too much time imagining how cool you will look, how in demand you’ll be, how much money you’ll make. And way too little time actually making the thing.


  • You tell 15 friends about your screenplay idea, but devote zero time in your week to facing the blank screen.
  • You buy a domain name, spend weeks or months researching and reading up on how to build a website, but you don’t actually install WordPress.
  • You have a drawer full of half-finished stories and novels and a to-do list item every week that reads, “work on writing.”
  • You’ve read 15 free online guides to blogging, built three editorial calendars, have notes on a dozen posts, but you haven’t gone live with your blog.
  • You have “binders of lore” and no book.


Folksonomies: productivity

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/art and entertainment/books and literature (0.479953)
/education/teaching and classroom resources/school supplies (0.460999)

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domain name:FieldTerminology (0.917179 (positive:0.318516)), WordPress:Company (0.829620 (positive:0.483653))

Money (0.949628): dbpedia | freebase
Franklin Planner (0.867536): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Blog (0.751549): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Mad Thinker (0.698519): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Money supply (0.696611): dbpedia | freebase
Thing (0.675510): dbpedia
Time management (0.675405): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Domain name (0.673297): dbpedia | freebase

 Too Much Thinking, Too Little Making
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Abel, Jessica (2016), Too Much Thinking, Too Little Making, Retrieved on 2016-02-05
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