What you miss by letting ideas sit

Finished is better than perfect. Something is better than nothing.

If you’re not the one writing the words, painting the picture, playing the tune, then who will? Likely nobody, since you’re the only one with your ideas, your picture of the world, your perspective.

Even if you start, that’s not enough. You’ve got to produce, share, and repeat.

Will the world miss out if your ideas don’t come to fruition, if you don’t write the words, craft the plan, or snap the picture? Maybe not. But what do you miss by not working on at least a few words towards your novel or a few ideas explored around your business plan?

The world may not to see your finished novel, or the first layer of paint of your latest masterpiece, but you do.

In this case, something really is better than nothing. Not because the world needs that something, but because you don’t know what you’re missing when you don’t make that something…well, something.

What you make doesn’t have to be world-changing, it simply has to be. A few words, a few chips off the block, a few strokes against the canvas. Start now with the five free minutes you’ve got, then five minutes again tomorrow, then the next day. Go until you’ve got something. That’s what matters.