Every now and again I’m struck with a dash of brilliance. A dazzling thought crosses my mind and I know I need to share it with the world. But something happens between the time I’m blessed with this kernel of brilliance and the time I actually put it into words. Call it what you may, but it really is a lack of follow through and it happens for a variety of reasons: laziness, doubt, fear…
Yet here I am, launching a blog for approximately the fourth time. I kid you not, this is an excerpt from the last time I tried this:
“Have you ever wanted to do something so badly that it crippled you with fear? You sat in an empty room and wondered what would happen if you actually had the courage to do it. Then you started thinking about all the great things that could come from it. All the great people you could meet, things you would push yourself to experience, really live life to the fullest. At this point, you are just daydreaming and creating scenarios in your head. You’re thinking it can’t be too difficult. After all, everyone seems to be doing it. You can do this. You should do this.”
Where did that enthusiasm go? To hell in a handbasket – that’s where. And all because a lack of follow through.
This is my commitment to follow through - not only with my blog, but every other item I have on my personal to-do list. This is my attempt to elevate myself from mediocrity to greatness.
If you only take away one thing from this little rant, let it be this:
- There is never a right time.
- Use the momentum.
- Done is better than perfect.
- It won’t please everyone.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: take a deep breath, do it, and just see what happens. Because a lot of the time there’s not much too lose, there are only things to gain.
In the meantime, I’ll be over here taking my own advice and trying to practice what I preach.
Stay tuned for next week’s riveting post. If you don’t see anything, you have my full permission to harass me on twitter.