Thursday, December 10, 2015

What would it take to get your hands dirty?

Whether it’s getting married or starting a business or having children or moving across the country or going full time with your business, you’ll never really be ready. It’ll never really be the right time. 

So what’s the holdup? 

Because by that logic, you’re always ready. It’s always the right time. And so, making the right choice doesn’t matter as much as making the commitment to choosing. It’s not what you choose, it’s that you choose. Simply making a choice, any choice, and following through with absolute commitment, makes it the right choice. 

On the other hand, if you never choose, you’re always wrong. If your hands aren’t dirty, the court doesn’t recognize your right to comment. 

I have a client whose biggest struggle is creative overwhelm. He wants to do everything, and that’s why he does nothing. The stifling cocktail of ambition paralysis and option anxiety creates a diffusion of execution, and it leads to a deeply frustrating, infinite regression of stuckness. It’s debilitating. He feels creatively constipated and unable to move forward with his projects. 

And so, I reminded him that when you’re doing the right things, it doesn’t matter if you’re doing things right. Failure is off the table. It’s neither here nor there. What matters is that you decide. 

What matters is that you believe you’re ready enough, that the time is right enough, and you’re going to do something, anything, to add energy to the system and move the story forward. Because even if you can’t explain your choice, and even if that choice isn’t correct in any objective sense, the fact that you made it is victory enough. 

What would it take to get your hands dirty?
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