Overcoming this fear is a huge and important step… Author Clay Shirky noted the importance of the simple act of creating—creating anything, even a silly thing—in his book Cognitive Surplus: “The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act. On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast. Mediocrity is, however, still on the spectrum; you can move from mediocre to good in increments. The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.”
The message is clear: to create great work requires that we create any work to begin with. Because until we have something to work with, great work isn’t even on our scale of possibilities.
When you deliver the results that you’ve promised AND make a positive imprint on someone’s heart THAT’S the mark of a true professional.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Don’t measure anything unless the data helps you make a better decision or change your actions.
If you’re not prepared to change your diet or your workouts, don’t get on the scale.
Our goal is to learn our way into the future.
Instead of perfection and getting it right the first
time, innovation can be continuous and core
rather than episodic.