For the people who procrastinate, who are afraid to fail, who are their own harshest critics—

 

Start. Your best work is ahead of you.

 

Silence the internal voice that critiques everything before your pen has even had a chance to hit the paper. Get something down, in all its unfinished glory, because once you start, you can improve, and improve, and improve. Until what you have in front of you is a completed X or Y or Z. 

 

The project will sort itself out once it gets on the page. 

 

And don’t be afraid. Starting is how I taught myself to play the piano, to learn Armenian, to develop websites, to animate cartoons from scratch. 

 

And what about finishing? More on that next time!