I spent my first year as a psychologist working for a manufacturing company. It was an interesting year where I had to work hard to convince the managers that what I did wasn’t ‘fuzzy wuzzy’ stuff (their words not mine).
I could tell you the long process that goes into creating an o-ring but fortunately I left with a far more interesting lesson.
Continuous Improvement. In manufacturing they don’t wait until they’ve perfected a process to start it, they do it the other way round. First they start the process and then they improve as they go along.
When it comes to doing those big things we dream about we often do the exact opposite. We wait for the right time, we wait till we’ve got all the answers, we wait till we’ve checked out out all the risks, done enough research, spoken to enough people. We wait and wait and wait. Chances are we’re still waiting.
In the spirit of practicing what I preach I’ve launched my site today, I got a twitter account, and published a couple of posts. Sure there’s a zillion things I still need to do, and I’m sorry if some of it is not too easy on the eye. But at least I’ve started, it can only get better along the way!
P.S. What would you start today if you stopped waiting for the perfect time?