I find myself comparing my beginning to other people’s endpoint. My rough draft to their edited, polished, reworked final gem.
And, inevitably, I become discouraged. Full of doubts and worries. Certain I don’t have what it takes. Convinced I shouldn’t even start, because clearly I will never be as good as he is, as talented as she is. I have a vision, but the comparison leaves me paralyzed.
But what if doing well didn’t matter? What if the important thing is simply trying? What if instead of investing so much time in comparing and worrying, we got busy practicing and building momentum?
I don’t know what would happen. But I think it could change everything.
When in doubt, listen to The Gap from prolific storyteller Ira Glass.