When Is It Time to Go?

personal development Apr 07, 2019

When is it time to get going with your endeavor?

Here's a hint, it's almost always time to go.

"Learning that does not lead to action is useless." - Epictetus

Sure, you could read another book, take another course, spend a little more time practicing and polishing. There may even be virtue and value in those activities.

But the most valuable lessons are learned through the experience of doing the thing you wish to do. It might not be pretty and it might not work but whatever the result, you'll learn far more than you would than by reading about the thing or listening to someone talk about it.

And you'll already be in motion. You can reflect, iterate, and pivot as you go. You'll be cultivating your curiosity, courage, and creativity. You'll nurture resolve and resiliency. You'll be developing will, forging meaning, and building identity.

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming." - Dory, Finding Nemo

A fish that isn't swimming is a dead fish, and dead fish stink.

BTW, this is a favorite TED Talk on forging meaning and building identity.

If you're ready to go on an endeavor or deciding on one to go on, my recently published book, Endeavor: Cultivate Excellence While Making a Difference is packed with insight and inspiration.

Keep flying higher!


I’m a husband, father, teacher, and musician from Floyd, VA. I help others step into "what's next" with intention and integrity at Creative On Purpose, and I coach in Seth Godin’s online programs. I’ve written two books about cultivating excellence while making a difference available at this online bookstore.

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