Getting Prolific, Day 50: Inspiration Is Perishable. Start Now.

Frontloading, putting a greater proportion of my activity at the beginning of the process, insures me against snowballing of any of the downstream issues of a project.

And so, to come that far, only to realize another person did it first because I’d waited too long, that regret would have haunted me a lifetime. That was my motivation. That was the tension that fueled me. It wasn’t the fear of missing a deadline, but the fear of missing out on a dream that felt like it belonged to me and nobody else.

You think you may not be ready, that you’ll do it at a more convenient time. But you don’t choose the time. The time chooses you. Either you seize what may turn out to be the only chance you have, or you decide you’re willing to live with the knowledge that the chance has passed you by.



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