Shitty First Draft or Die With Your Message Still Inside You? The Choice is Yours

Perfect is the enemy of success. It's also the enemy of impact. 

If you want to create what you're here to create in the world. If you want to have an impact. If you want to share your message and change people's lives. If you want to make money doing what you love. If you want to die knowing you lived full out and did as much as you could in the time you were given.

If you want all that, then you'll have to give up the idea that anything can perfect. Ever. You'll have to let it go. Burn it. Bury it. Let it float away on the wind or push it off the side of a mountain. It doesn't matter how you do it. But you'll need to do it.

Because every second you spend waiting for something to be perfect before you start it and share it is another second you haven't done what you're here to do. Another second you haven't impacted the people you're here to impact. Another second you haven't shared your message. Another second in which you have to experience that feeling of not having done the work.

Give up waiting for the perfect time. There isn't one.

Give up waiting until you know enough. You never will. And you already do. A paradox, I know. But you already know enough to get started and there will always be more to learn.

Give up waiting to get it just right. The website. The videos. The book. The idea. The workshop. The programme. The truth is, no matter where you start, you're going to look back in 6 months, a year, or two years from now and cringe at what you created. Start where you are with the resources you have. Publish your crappy website. Share your crappy videos. Put out your first book. Run with the semi-formed idea. 

Give up looking at the people who are further along than you and thinking you need to start from that place. They didn't start from that place. They started from a crappy website, terrible writing and shitty videos. 

Give it all up and start today. Because to get to the good, you first have to go through a whole lot of bad. There's no way around it. You can't avoid it. Thinking you can is a fool's errand.

So start today. Start with the shitty website, the crappy videos, the awkward coaching conversation, the book you're not happy with.

Will people judge you? Yeah they will.

Will you care? Probably. But you'll learn not to. You'll learn that those who judge have got too much time on their hands. If they were out in the world creating their own first crappy versions they wouldn't judge. They'd be cheering you on. Congratulating you for being one of the few who dares to start.

No more waiting. No more excuses. Don't die with it all inside you. Start today. Start now.

Love and courage,

Leah