The last few years have been failure has been made cool. Many have made distinctions between failing and being a failure. The truth is there is no failure-free success. Failure is a critical part of the foundation for faulure. For sustained success you must encounter failure in success.
I don’t know anyone with more ideas than me. I’m not saying there aren’t people with amazing ideas, I’m just saying I’ve never met anyone as many documented ideas as I do. Maybe I don’t know enough people. I have been to startup meet-ups and met many people doing amazing things. I’m never short of ideas for them as well. From speaking to many people, and my own experiences, I conclude there is one most important thing about your idea.
Beta, besides being the second letter in the Greek alphabet, it is also preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product. Having dabbled in development, from software to products and services, it is appropriate for life and leadership. I’m not sure how I settled on this phrase “always in beta” but it epitomizes my approach to life and leadership.
I don’t need to know much about you but I know you have a lot of ideas and resources. And, I know that there are things you wish you could do but, for many reasons, can’t. You have more dreams than you have resources. There’s a lot you don’t have. If you’re going to make progress you have to apply yourself in dealing with lack of resources.
No doubt: the procrastination struggle is real. Procrastination keeps us from daring, from starting and doing things that matter. As long as we live in the procrastination realm, we’ll never realise much, if anything. Action is the ultimate procrastination antidote. But we can’t get to it without a few practical actions. Overcoming procrastination is possible. It take deliberate action.
A lot of things can get in the way of ‘the start’. A potentially potent dare reduced to a whimper by many things. One of those ugly monsters is procrastination. The procrastination struggle is real. Procrastination results in failure without attempt. Like the old saying goes: it is a thief of time. More than a thief of time, it is the death-knell to many ideas and ventures.
For any attempt, new or old, obstacles are inevitable. Expect them. Regardless of the endeavour, there are times you’ll feel like giving up. In fact, you will have many opportunities and real reasons to give up. Don’t. You will have enough material for excuses to throw in the towel. But how can you identify excuses? How do you tell that you’re getting yourself stuck in the realm of excuses? What is the nature of excuses?
The customary hello world post is in order. This is usually an introductory one. In a sense, setting the tone. I’ve learnt that blogs evolving and the essence of the message unfolding. This attempt, will, in no way be comprehensive.
I’ll do my best to give a gist, of sort. In case you haven’t already, also check out the about page. It is also not entirely what Dare. Start. is about but sheds light on some of the aspects of this endeavour.