For me, it is deciding to go ahead and submit an application for a building permit. I realized that in my situation it would be best in the long term to go legit and be able to focus on the building itself, rather than having the paranoia of it being reported. A form of inspiration in the sense that I wont have to waste time, money and energy in hiding it and can make it truly my own design. (and I am lucky enough to live in an area that does not require inspections for buildings that wont be occupied as a residence). It is quite a relief actually!
Do the next thing next. That's a pretty good rule. Read the tiny ad, that's a pretty good rule, too.