“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 have permission to error. In fact, your best work is simply an accumulation of trials. Time melts the mess.
Behind every tree is a seed that kickstarts it all. What you do today, right now, sets you up for a chance of bloom tomorrow.
I’ll leave you with this from Teena Selig’s book What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20.
There was once a man named Goldberg who wanted nothing more than to be rich. So each day he went the synagogue and prayed to God to win the lottery. This went on for days, weeks, months, and years, but Goldberg never won. Eventually, Goldberg was at his wit’s end. Praying to God, he said, “You have really let me down.” Suddenly the silence was broken and God responded in a booming voice, “Goldberg, you’ve got to help me out here. You could at least buy a ticket!”Teena Selig