As many of you know, I recently launched a weekly podcast on my website. I am learning a ton about recording, editing and web publishing, and I know I still have a ton to learn. I realized my experience over the last few weeks was much like personal finance. I waited for a long time to start because I wanted to have all the pieces in place. I finally realized that no matter how long I waited I was going to make mistakes anyway. So I jumped in and started producing a show, knowing that as I learned I could improve the show. The bottom line was I needed to provide good content that’s of use to my audience (you) and the longer I waited, the longer I was withholding information from listeners.
Are you paralyzed by the fear of not being good enough? Many times in business, and even life itself, pretty good is good enough. Don’t wait for all the stars to align before you take action. If you have a pretty good plan, start executing the plan. You’re going to make mistakes. There’s no way you can predict and be prepared for everything life will throw at you. So you might as well get the plan moving and start adjusting as you learn from your mistakes.
I firmly believe that most successful businesses are spawned from someone else’s ideas. The person who makes the business successful isn’t usually the one who came up with the great idea. The person who makes the business successful is the one who put the great idea into action. There are thousands upon thousands of good ideas that are never acted upon because the idea originator is too afraid to do anything with the idea.
I want this to be an encouragement to all you out there who have an idea or want to make a change in your life. Don’t wait for the perfect time to get started. It will never be the perfect time. Pretty good is good enough to start. Just do it.Do you need help getting started with your idea? Request a free planning session with Matt to put your idea into action or visit financialexcellence.net.