‘The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now’

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now,” goes the old saying. Waiting to start almost always means never. The work in the head of a perfectionist will never match the reality it takes to get there, a path fraught with failure and mistakes. But you […]

The emotional journey of creating anything great

Why is it that every new idea begins with excitement but ends in the ‘dark swamp of despair?’ Writes Angela Duckworth in her book Grit:  “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” The key to achieving anything is not necessarily maintaining that excitement but pushing through all the CRAP (criticism, rejection, assholes, and pressure) and maintaining a beginner’s […]