Seth Godin calls this the dip.  That long drawn out period of time when you are neither at the beginning or the finish line. You are smack in the middle of what you are trying to do and everything seems to blend into everything else and there is no end in sight.

I think I’m in a dip, but I would rather be in a dip than a dead end. Dead ends are a waste of time. A dead end ends up producing no fruit, but the problem with the dip that we have an urge to get out.

I’ve done that my whole life. I started something, got going with it, did it for a while and quit. I started it again or focused on something else, got it going again, and when I hit the dip I quit.

Not this time.

The change that I’ve made in my life is to plan when the sun is shining and the future looks bright, and to work when the skies the gray and there are chances of rain. When it gets windy and cold, that is not a time to reassess where one is going in life, but a time to just keep going.

Done is better than good or more accurately, done and not so good is better than not done but it will be good. It is better because no matter what shape or state you find your dreams, you have an opportunity to work on them and make things better. When you quit or don’t do anything, well, you ain’t got nothing and there is nothing to work on and make better.

Done is therefore better than good, but of course, the idea is not only to be done but also to be good. There is no reason why we can’t have both at the very same time, it’s just that if they ever come to blows and you have to pick a side, it is better to stick with done, than to live with having none at all.


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