Note to Self: Just Give It a Go


"You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going." - Mike Litman

Have you ever wanted to do something so so soooo badly, and yet you never got it done? Ever?

And, most of the time, there's just that fear of "not getting it right..."

You know --- making a mess of that canvas... Ruining the scrapbooking materials... Wasting precious money on a class or a programme... Feeling foolish or silly...

The blog entries don't seem quite as clever... The songs don't sound quite as good...

Or... That the gym won't be done right... The project don't turn out as well as hoped...

Not being able to translate the vision, the imagined, the dream - in to reality...

So, instead of doing something - anything - you get paralysed. You push the idea - the wish, the dream - far far away.

You'd rather not start if you know that it won't be quite right. That it won't be any "good".

You criticise and condemn whatever it was - without even giving it a chance.

Forgetting that really, it doesn't matter whether it was "good" or "great" or not even quite right. Who said that it's all about results? Who decided that something is only worth doing if it's done right?

Isn't it more important to give it a go? Especially if it matters that much?

If you want to do something that badly, the least you can do is to get it going... regardless of whether it's "good" or "right" or...

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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