Make a Start

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)

It’s so easy to find good reasons for never starting something.  Of course, you don’t admit to yourself that you might never make a start, but there is always a good reason for not doing it yet.

Take this blog as an example. I set up the basic blog site about 5 months ago. But I was busy and I wanted to get everything right before I commited myself to public blog posts. I didn’t want to look silly. I didn’t want to miss out on some useful features that can be added as plugins.

But those aren’t the most important things about a blog. Provided I have the security settings correct (so that the blog doesn’t become a spam exchange) then people will visit if I have something useful to say and not because I have the latest plugin for some new fangled idea.

If I find that I can sustain a reasonable rate of postings and if people actually read them, then I can add the bells and whistles that will enhance the experience, both for me and for my readers. If there is nothing worth reading, then the additional features would be of little value anyway.  

So, if you have a worthwhile project that you have been thinking about for a while, go ahead and make a start. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. If it is good enough, start that journey and see where it leads.