Quote of the Day: Napoleon Hill

by Jul 13, 2017

 “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

-Napoleon Hill

For those of us perfectionists in the world, this message could not be more important. If we always waited for the “right time” or “the perfect moment,” progress and innovation would sputter to halt. Think back to Tom Haverford’s many projects and ideas on Parks & Recreation– he would come up with an idea and after a small montage the idea had become a reality.

Tom always produced results; though his ideas weren’t necessarily well-planned (and many, in fact, failed), he was always ready to tackle his next idea and learned from his mistakes along the way. It’s easy to get bogged down by thinking something will succeed if it’s executed perfectly, and we’ve all been there. What’s important to realize is that thoughts such as these are actually based in a fear of failure which paralyzes and keeps us from taking action. Fear halts progress; fear smothers innovation.

For all the perfectionists out there, always talking about the things you’re “waiting to accomplish” — don’t wait. The time will never be “just right.” The time is now.

Today’s quote brought to you by Thoughtful Mind.

Photo: “Hourglass…” retrieved from the Wikimedia Commons and available for use and modification under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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