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#1 / Don’t wait for the opportune moment

Published 10 months ago • 1 min read

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By Thord D. Hedengren

Waiting for the opportune moment has been a recurring mistake in my life. There’s been so many times that I’ve opted not to move ahead with something because it wasn’t perfect yet.

Maybe it was a website and the logo wasn’t finished.

Maybe it was a blog post but I was scared it wasn’t researched enough, despite having spent enough time on it.

Maybe it was a startup idea that I kept fiddling with, only to see someone else doing it months later.

It’s so easy not moving ahead, to postpone an action because everything isn’t perfect, isn’t right, the stars haven’t aligned. Nevermind that it’s good enough and ready to provide value to others, we keep waiting for the opportune moment.

No more. At least, that’s the goal, and that’s also why you’re getting this in your inbox. Considering today was an idea that I purposefully just went ahead and did. I decided I wanted to do it, nailed a time-frame, and stuck to it. Thus, this email.

I’m happy to have you along for the ride. Let’s learn, and do, together.

This issue was brought to you by my essay newsletter and blog, the Bored Horse. Have a look, it’s not at all about horses, I promise.

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