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11 November 2014

What Are You Waiting For

by Mike

Are you waiting on a lightening strike? Are you waiting for the perfect night? Are you waiting till the time is right? What are you waiting for? -- Nickleback, "What are you waiting for"

It seems that a lot of people are waiting for the perfect moment, and up until recently I too used it as an excuse.

That is all it is; an excuse. The time will never be perfect in your mind. There will always be something that is sub-optimal, so get off your arse and just do it. Use what resources you have right now to do the best you can and improve on it later, but just get something out there.

I have literally wasted years by not following through on ideas. Many of which I have seen other people succeed with just a year or two after I didn’t even bother to try. If I had done something rather than clicking through to the next funny cat picture, like a rat pushing a bar for the next food pellet, I would certainly be in a better position than today. I might not have succeeded, but I would have at least tried and whether I failed or succeeded I would have got the experience that only trying provides.