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We are all at our best at the start.  All levels read full on our creative gauges.  The starting line is our stage for showing that we are carrying one amazing idea.  One amazing un-crafted idea but that’s when it holds the most potential.

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The start.  We are all at our best at the start.  All levels read full on our creative gauges.  The starting line is our stage for showing that we are carrying one amazing idea.  One amazing un-crafted idea but that’s when it holds the most potential.  Energy and excitement are full.  Much like standing at the starting line of a marathon.  All smiles while visualizing the moment when you cross the finish line.  The start is fresh and clean.  Zero mistakes made.  No obstacles encountered that cause you to reconsider.  Zero days missed in the investment of success.

The process.  We are closest to quitting during the process.  In the middle is where we battle doubt, mistakes, lack of resources and every reason why it’s impossible to finish.  This is when the race is won. Here is where the idea takes shape and becomes a real possibility.

The finish.  We are all at our most emptied state at the finish.  Crossing the finish line carrying one amazing idea.  Fully crafted idea.  It becomes the trophy.  It is the prize honoring all the invested hours.  Process complete.  Race finished.  This developed idea finds a place in the trophy cabinet.  Now empty handed reach deep within to hold the new idea and find your place at the starting line.  We are all at our best at the start.

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Create or don’t create but own the unfinished.  Great ideas are plentiful in a car full of hungry people.  “How…

Create or don’t create but own the unfinished.  Great ideas are plentiful in a car full of hungry people.  “How about Whataburger?”  “Oh, great idea!”

How great are your ideas?  Your ability to finish should be far better than your ideas.

Tall grass.  Lawnmower.  Mow the grass.  Great idea.

Tall grass.  Lawnmower.  Only mow half the yard, wasted effort.  Still a great idea.

Yard work analogy time over.  Great idea, right?  If we had to answer for the unfinished, our project creation rating would be higher.  Or would it?

The unfinished can be zapped from existence Men In Black style with a simple conversation.  Totally forgotten and forgiven.  It never existed.

Is the idea not worth creating anymore or just not worth the effort?  The projects we quit aren’t a reflection of the idea as much as they are a reflection of our effort.

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It’s the reason the book we’ve always wanted to write remains unwritten.  It’s the reason why the business we always wanted to start never gets a ribbon cutting event.  It’s the reason why the weight we wanted to lose has to wait until next Monday to start the diet.

Effort is a non-negotiable commitment to not quit until you achieve success.

 

Create today.  Create now.  Create with effort.

 

tall grass pic by: Daniel Watson

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Your Process is Uniquely Yours

In the great race to create your process is uniquely yours.  I wrote in Just Start that we are all…

In the great race to create your process is uniquely yours.  I wrote in Just Start that we are all at our best at the start.  The finish line is something we can relate to much like the starting line.  It’s difficult to draw similarities once the race has started because it’s different for each of us.

The second we leave the starting line behind we are on our own track when it comes to the process.  You don’t want to run in my sweaty shoes and I’m sure your kicks are comfy but I’ll stick to mine.  It’s natural to compare the process to others.  What we are creating is as unique to us as our process.

Our speed is different.  Our technique isn’t the same.  Our preparation for the process also doesn’t appear to be a match.  The obstacles and challenges along the way are all yours.  What trips you up may be easy for me.  My struggles could be your strengths.  The race to create isn’t a course you run for time it’s a course you run to finish.

Embrace the blisters of doubt and fatigue of working late at night.  Each hurdle you clear along the way is all about the process.  Crossing the finish line is worth it and the process that is uniquely yours is something you won’t trade with anyone.

 

rad racing pic by: Mārtiņš Zemlickis

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