It is hard to get started.

  • BXP135660Started on a strength training regimen
  • Started on adding a screencast to your playbook
  • Started on “flipping the practice field
  • Started on your masters thesis
  • Started on your first iBook

Seth Godin talks about the challenges of getting started in today’s post, “Overcoming the impossibility of amazing

“If you set your bar at “amazing,” it’s awfully difficult to start.

Your first paragraph, sketch, formula, sample or concept isn’t going to be amazing. Your tenth one might not be either.

Confronted with the gap between your vision of perfect and the reality of what you’ve created, the easiest path is no path. Shrug. Admit defeat. Hit delete.

One more reason to follow someone else and wait for instructions.

Of course, the only path to amazing runs directly through not-yet-amazing. But not-yet-amazing is a great place to start, because that’s where you are. For now.

There’s a big difference between not settling and not starting.”

Your new athletes, the ones just now getting ready to come into your program, are going to be apprehensive.  They are going to look around the weight room and see some amazing athletes.  They are going to be intimidated.  They will see that they do not measure up.  They will see that they are not amazing… For Now!

Let your new athletes know that “the only path to amazing runs directly though not-yet-amazing”, and that “not-yet-amazing is a great place to start,” because that is where they are… For Now! … It is OK to be not-yet-amazing… For Now! 

Don’t settle, but get started!  What are you going to start?  It is OK for you to be not-yet-amazing as well… For Now!

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… don’t believe it!

Jeff Floyd –

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