As One Door Closes...
One of the things that I pride myself on as an innovator is my willingness to let go and move forward. We try so many new things here at Checkpoint every month that, if we didn't trim the excess often, we would overflow with too many things. It's important to allow things to have a natural life cycle. One life cycle is coming to it's end and it's our first season of The Uninstallables. Could a second season happen? Of course, but only if it's needed.
This can be a painful thing. Some suffer from the temptation to hold tightly to their ideas and not let them move forward or evolve at all. While I understand this tendency, I am thankful that I don't suffer too much from it. If anything, I could afford people who tell me to be a bit more patient with things. That's where you come in. If you see me making a bad judgment call, I need you to call me out. I need you to put me in my place. Innovators innovate. It's what we do. It seems I will never run out of ideas, but if I stop an idea before it matures then I am committing an injustice to the idea itself.
This past Tuesday was our third full month of The Uninstallables. That's my current rule of thumb for the life cycle of a project. My goal for the project was to have an interactive livestream that went beyond the walls of Twitch and into the Discord, as well. I got to clear through some of my Steam backlog and had a ton of fun - I don't regret it one bit. But our goals never quite got met and it's time to try something new.
Now... what is that new thing we're trying? That's a great question and I can't wait to share it with you. Attendees of the Check-A-Thon were able to get a sneak peek, but I will leave the rest of you in suspense. Regardless of it lasts one season or twelve, every project that we seek out is fulfilling, awesome, and given our all. I'm proud of everything that we do and I hope that you are too.