For decades, I wrote a lot of “almost books.”
I wrote thousands of words, dozens of chapters and even got one illustrated by an amazing artist.
And nothing ever happened with them.
Because I was afraid to turn my almost books into finished books.
Right now, you’ve got some almost in your life too. We all do.
The problem is that almost sucks.
It gives you the nice, safe illusion of mattering. You get a percentage of the good feeling you get from actually completely something. You get to feel like maybe you will do that someday. Maybe someday it won’t be an almost project.
The truth is that almost never changes to finished unless you do it.
How do you do that?
Simple, stop your almost project right where you are, right now.
Put a stake in it. Surprise your fear by sneak attacking it with an unexpected finish line.
Is your book done? Maybe not. Is your painting complete? Maybe not. Is your blog perfect? Maybe not.
It doesn’t matter because this is not the last thing you’ll do. This is the first thing you’ll finish.
If you have something that’s been hanging around for years, I dare you to finish it. Today, sooner than your fear thought, sooner than you were ready for.
Finish it because almost sucks.
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