By Mastin Kipp
The best time to start — is now.
One of the coolest things I heard last year is that it’s best to get clarity through taking action.
I learned this from Marie Forleo.
The basic idea is that we don’t need to wait to “know” or “discover” or “find” the perfect plan. We just need to start.
And learn along the way.
Perfectionism is a dream killer, because it’s just fear disguised as trying to do your best. It just is.
The Daily Love is a giant experiment in starting before I was ready and getting clarity through action. When I first started, I had no real idea what TDL was going to become. I just knew I had to write every day.
And now that it’s growing even more, I still don’t know what it’ll be in 1,2 or 5 years, and I don’t know if I have the skill to actually pull it off, but that doesn’t stop me.
There is a magic that comes from simply starting. From just doing it. From deciding to take constant action. You don’t have to make some crazy quantum leap; all you have to do it just take a small step. One at a time.
And from there, it all starts to form in front of your eyes. The unseen becomes seen; a way is made from what seemed to be no way.
Too many people need some kind of certain outcome before they can start. This is what starts to slowly kill dreams, one fearful moment of stasis at a time.
The goal should be to get started and know that you will learn along the way and that you aren’t supposed to get it perfect the first time through.
Even if you think you’ve found the perfect plan, once you start to make it happen you will see that things don’t ever go the way that you plan them to.
The future is uncertain, but what will bring you one step closer to your dreams is action. Planning is important. But action is key.
Can you commit today to learning through action instead of needing the perfect plan to start?
What would that look like?