The difference between not settling and not starting

Photo credit: Raywoo, Shutterstock

Photo credit: Raywoo, Shutterstock

Whenever we have an idea, it’s easy to wait for the perfect  moment to get started. You need to have enough time, the right environment, and the right resources to even begin taking action.

Unfortunately, there will never be a perfect time and your first attempt at something will likely not be perfect either. But instead of looking at challenges as setbacks, look at them as areas you need to refine as you move towards your goal.

Seth Godin, author and entrepreneur, has these words of wisdom to share:

“Of course, the only path to amazing runs directly through not-yet-amazing. But not-yet-amazing is a great place to start, because that’s where you are. For now.

There’s a big difference between not settling and not starting.”

So identify one small step you can take today on that idea that’s been brewing in your head and be OK with not being perfect.

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  1. Be OK with the Unfamiliar | Before You Need writes:
    June 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    […] ran across a brief post, The difference between not settling and not starting,  by Allison Jones that got me thinking about being uncomfortable.  It talks about taking a small […]


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