“If you set the bar at “amazing,” it’s awfully difficult to start.
Your first paragraph, sketch, formula, sample or concept isn’t going to be amazing. Your tenth one might not be either.
Confronted with the gap between your vision of perfect and the reality of what you’ve created, the easiest path is no path. Shrug. Admit defeat. Hit delete.
Of course, the only path to amazing runs directly though not-yet-amazing. But not-yet-amazing is a great place to start, because that’s where you are. For now.
There’s a big difference between not settling and not starting.” – Seth Godin
Building on the thought between not settling and not starting…….If you never start nothing happens. Once you start something then you can decide on the level for not settling. The only way to get to “amazing” is to start at “not yet amazing.”
Starting is the key to any “amazing” endeavor. One person almost starts a project. The other person starts it. One person almost finishes a project. Another person finishes it. One person almost passes a test. Another person passes it. What’s the message?
You must start something. You must finish it. And if you don’t like the results then you won’t settle for them. When you decide you won’t settle, you start again with the goal to finish at a higher level.
Start with “not yet amazing” and start the process. Finish what you are doing. Evaluate the results. If necessary, repeat the process. This is the road that will take you from “not yet amazing” to “amazing.”