So, historically, I sit around and think about what seems like a good idea. Then I think of potential problems and reality check my expectations. At this point I usually don’t bother because, I mean, what are the odds it’ll succeed, right? Success seems to have more to do with luck than any actual skill or ability.
The reality though, is that the odds of succeeding at something you never start are known. It’s zero. You cannot succeed without starting. It’s been said over and over in so many ways. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky, though many other athletes have said similar. “You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket.” – People telling me why I should buy lottery tickets.
With this in mind, I’m driving home this week, listening to the Massively OP podcast and they’re signing off and I’m like “bugger, I don’t have anything else to listen to.” Then Justin cuts in with a special guest. I’ve never heard of this barghest guy, but I’m thrilled to death and they don’t usually have guests so they have my attention. Turns out there’s going to be something called Blaugust. A month long event encouraging anyone to blog. One post, thirty posts, whatever.
So they’re talking about the YouTube, podcasts, and blogs. I’m thinking about the various ventures I’ve started and left incomplete and figure “screw it, what I got to lose?” So I signed up, and here I am.
Let’s do this.