Last year around this time I wrote a post about the Curse of the Debut. I also had the opportunity to sit and talk with my friend Ferdinand the other day, for nearly an hour and a half, about creative projects, art, and life in general. It reminded me of something important, that I once again want to be a signpost to: This is a reminder that your dream project is not going to be completed unless you start it.
We get caught up in a cycle when it comes to dream projects. We dream about them for so long that they take on a magical quality that we, as human beings, will never be able to live up to. As a result, we may put them off thinking we need some mystical skillset or perfect scenario before we even begin.
You don’t need magic. You don’t even need skill. What you need to do is start.
It may not turn out as it looks in your head. In fact, it probably won’t. It will, however, be one more step towards realizing your best potential. It will lead you to other things and bigger dreams. It will be great in its own way, even if it isn’t perfect. It won’t be great, though, if it never exists because you keep putting it off.
Don’t wait. None of us know what tomorrow will bring. Start now. It’s far better to chase after your dreams than to watch them from afar and wish they were closer.