I hear it all the time in so many varied arenas…
Heck, I’m guilty of it all the time.
We have a freakin’ cool idea or something we are passionate about pursuing…
We sit on our butts and never act on it.
Oh, we have a great reason:
- It’s not perfect yet
- The timing will be better
- I need to do X first
- Someone else will do it better
- I’m afraid
Insert 1 million tired reasons.
But I’m reminded of the Steve Job’s quote above…
Real artists ship!
Or, for clearer terms, winners take action!
Notice I didn’t say winners launch with perfection.
They just get started. They take the first step.
They don’t paralyze themselves with analysis and overthinking.
They don’t continually ask, “but what if I fail?”
They put one foot in front of the other and take that first step.
Afraid to dance, just sign up for a lesson.
Want to cook Thanksgiving dinner for your whole family, send them an email with your intention today and start practicing.
Want to write a book, create an outline after work.
There is no deadline for mastery, but you must take action.
Be an artist. SHIP!