Somebody farts an idea and get five million dollars

Value comes from volume. 

The best way to a
good idea is to have a lot of ideas. 

And so, the question is not whether we
finish what we start, but whether or not we start enough things to eventually
find something worth finishing. 

Even if our boss complains that he can’t have
every deadbeat on the payroll pestering him with their idiotic brain waves, we
still can’t allow the fear of failure corrupt any new action. 

In fact,
sometimes the pressure to finish everything we start leads to procrastination
and perfectionism and apprehension, or worse yet, quitting before we even
start. What’s more, sometimes get so focused on reaching the finish line that
we don’t take the time to reward ourselves for what we have already achieved so

Arendt’s philosophy of labor comes to mind, which is that each person is
free to make new and meaningful beginnings in both thought and action.
Reminding us that there might be a monster lurking in the shadows looking to
devour our initiative capacities, but there is still no upside to not taking
the first step. 

Just keeping starting things. Trust that whatever will
finish, will finish. Resist the urge to chastise yourself for not shipping
every idea that pops into your brain. And accept that no action ever attains
its intended goal anyway. 

Finishing ideas may very well be the safest future we
can have, but the joy and exhilaration of initiating lots and lots of ideas
counts for much more than we realize. 


Are you starting enough things to eventually find something worth completing?

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Scott Ginsberg

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