According to author James Clear, you’ll learn more from the process of pursuing excellence than from actually achieving it.
Life isn’t a dress rehearsal, so you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to step onto the stage with your unfinished symphony whenever you can. In fact, as Clear says:
What if the willingness to try something new, even if it felt uncomfortable, was all that it took to start the slow march towards greatness?
- Are you curious enough to get in the gym and try it, even if you’ll look stupid?
- Are you willing to be vulnerable and put your skin in the game to start your own business?
- Are you eager enough to improve your work that you’ll battle through the frustration of producing something mediocre?
It all boils down to this: Whether you’ll end up being the best or the worst, are you willing to start?
Mastering the “art of starting” is critical to the pursuit of a healthy and fulfilled life.
I know from my experience that striving for a strong relationship, valuable work, and a high standard of fitness may well necessitate starting over and over again, as I have.
Getting the hang of getting started is a really great indicator that you’ll succeed, sooner or later.
Here’s something to get you started: My guest appearance on a webinar at 1pm UK TODAY (Thursday) will show you how to turn LinkedIn into an automated lead machine. Join us for a short, sharp 60 minutes that you can take with you into the New Year.