I suffer from a condition that I've heard rhymingly referred to as "Analysis Paralysis." It's a fancy form of procrastination that ultimately derives from perfectionism. If I can't do this perfectly, I might as well not do it. But I'm sure that if I just sit here and think about it, I'll be able to create a system that will allow me to do it perfectly after all. That's why:
- I never blog
- I never journal
- I can take four hours to clean one bathroom
I'll never forget hearing the phrase "jumping the gap between zero and one." It's the difference between having nothing and having anything. Between a blank page and a page with a single word. Between running shoes in a box and running shoes on your feet. It's the beginning of something, no matter how poorly that first step is taken.
It doesn't take a system. It doesn't take inspiration. It just takes a step.
Upcoming: living in suburb hell, buses bringing out the crazy, and internet nostalgia that makes my wife think I'm an old man.