A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
This ancient quote from Lao Tzu, most famous for his book the The Art Of War, is often quoted to represent the importance of getting started – whatever it might be.
But what is equally as important is that at mile #957, whatever we have started gets finished – with more single steps.
More of the same.
We can be reluctant to finish things we start.
If we don’t finish something then there is still potential – in any number of parallel universes – for whatever it is to be perfect.
There is no definite proof that what we have spent loads of time on hasn’t lived up to expectation.
That’s why there are countless people who have spent years, sometimes decades, writing one book.
Their most meaningful book (to them anyway) which will finally reveal to the world their brilliance and bring wealth & prosperity.
Book, album, film-script, artwork, business idea, whatever.
At some point, we have to put it out there.
If people like it, great.
But if it doesn’t pick up traction, it is freeing to face the possibility what we have done, so far, isn’t quite good enough.
It is freeing because we have the option to start again.
Like a toddler trying to walk, we fall & try again.
Fall & try again.
As adults, trying means finishing what we start and getting feedback with what we do.