In the preceding post, I mentioned how my mindset changed, to the above quote, over the last quarter of 2019. This came through several TED Talks and through reading one of the most powerful books of all time – Creative Confidence. It is a masterpiece because it mobilized me – both literally and figuratively. I realized:
The need for action is widely read, but poorly understood.
Being a fan of motivational quotes (as you can tell 😀), I previously saved every image that spoke about action to my cell phone. This was the only action I consistently took, and is probably the only reason why it never caused any difference in my routine life. I learned that:
Once I took the practice of action to heart, I made it a point to stop severe procrastination and start doing. This led to miracles. Why? Because by doing, I already conquered the biggest, and perhaps the most difficult, obstacle, which is:
Okay. So, up to this point I have learned how to begin AND how to begin early.
The next step was to simply continue. Now that I already gathered the momentum to act with an early beginning, I had the added advantage of securing more time to finish. This indeed felt liberating! It gave me opportunities to try and reset for the next try. Allowing just a few extra iterations to myself made my deliverable far more superior, well-thought out and relevant than had I tried to achieve perfectionism in one shot.