The object isn’t to be perfect. The goal isn’t to hold back until you’ve created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all. -Seth Godin
Yesterday I posted about trying too hard to to find the perfect words, and this morning I found this terrific post by a marketing guru I’ve followed for years. He hints at what I feel each time I sit down to share something with the world – I know it won’t be perfect, but I want it to be worthy of your time, worthy of all the details that fell into place that allow me to be sitting here writing these words.
I’ve embraced the philosophy of failure in almost every aspect of my life – the idea that I’m bound to fail often if I’m really pushing myself, and that I should welcome it as a sign of progress – except with my writing. Which is perhaps why it’s taken me a decade to start a public writing project…
Profound simplicity for today ::The object isn’t to be perfect::