I’m an Eagle Scout, so I know the motto “Be Prepared”. Going into something blind is often foolish.
However, many people have a tendency to overprepare and never quite get to the point of publishing. The difference between “bad” and “perfect” is pretty wide, but it will literally never be perfect. That is essentially the push in Seth Godin’s new book The Practice, and is summarized well in an older quote from Hugh Laurie.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
I know you have a great idea bouncing around in your head, for a book you want to write, or a song you’re putting together, or something like that. Taking the time to do it right is important, but don’t wait too long.
Get it out there.
If you’re not quite sure what you have yet, then perhaps share it via some learning in public to help pull out your thoughts. If you do start a new blog, digital garden, book, or anything else, leave a comment and share it with us.
If you don’t yet have a blog and you’re not sure how to get started, I’ve set up a “technical course for non-technical people” to help you get started. Check it out here if you’re interested.