There are so many things we learn when we start doing something for the first time.

We only know if things work once we try them. When we see what doesn’t work, or why it doesn’t work, we can adjust, and correct. We can also decide the effort is greater than we wish to give and think of something else to try.

This is true with everything we could ever desire to do. It’s a process. We don’t have to be right at the start. We have to learn how to get it to work until it doesn't.

This doesn’t mean we can will ourselves to become Michael Jordan, Maya Angelou, John Lennon, or Steve Jobs. But you can learn, love, and enjoy playing a sport, write amazing words, play and write music, or build software/hardware or market a business. You might even be incredibly successful at it. (You also might not).

How many times have you told yourself something you wanted to do, but then followed it with the countless reasons it can’t possibly work? There’s one way to be sure it won’t work… Never starting.

A few months ago, I built this IKEA shelf. It felt like it took forever because it was a process. I couldn’t just open the box and make it appear fully standing. It came together, piece by piece. Most parents don’t procrastinate on having children because they’re fretting over the cost of law school.

We use a Sat Nav/GPS to get us to our destination on a cross country drive. We may know where we’re headed, but it’s ok not knowing the best way to get there.

Everything is a journey. It’s not always about it being right. We can make it right once we have something to learn from.

Why it matters? Don’t put the finish before the start.