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Great men create masterpieces, perfect men die waiting

You are a creator. The life you live and the world around you is your design, and your creation. Summer days seem long, and gardens bloom in the right season, but your time is limited and cannot be wasted. You don’t have time to try and be perfect.

My intuition tells me you are waiting for all the chips to fall in place to craft your work of art; or you’re looking for the perfect market environment to start your business.

Stop waiting for the ‘right time’, or ideal conditions. You will spend too much time sitting on the sidelines trying to be perfect. Attainable or not, perfection is not productive. The world’s greatest creations were not crafted by men who sat on their genius.

This is visible in every realm. The greatest leaders, artists, politicians, businessmen, even parents will tell you that they’ve made mistakes. Some had no idea what they were doing at first. But they continued to show up, even if they had doubts about their own readiness.

The world is paved with great–but imperfect–creations. George Washington’s rendition on your one-dollar bill is actually an unfinished portrait. Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is actually an incomplete literary work of art.

Seeking perfection breeds worry. Worry welcomes doubt. Doubt produces fear. And you don’t have time for fear.

Stop waiting. Find the reasonable essentials you need, and launch. Cast away your old narrative of “I just need [insert item here]’ and then I’ll launch my (project).” You are ready now.

Of course, new challenges await you on your journey, forcing you to continuously rise to new levels. But you only grow when you take the stage, or join the arena. You will learn along the way.

The world is waiting.

Wisdom for your journey:

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.” – Les Brown

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