This quote from Siddhartha is what Seth Godin used to conclude his newest book Poke the Box and I think it does a fantastic job in summarizing what its all about. Seth Godin has been emphasizing the value of delivering/shipping/finishing things for awhile now, and this latest book is focused on the other end of the spectrum, starting. We need to push ourselves to take the risk, to make something happen, to believe in ourselves, and simply start.
What I like most about Seth Godin’s interpretation of starting is that it never ends until you finish. Each new day you are starting again, it takes practice and discipline and starting is a constant practice until there’s no work left to do. Poke the Box is a quick read that has a clear message and worth checking out, but in the meantime we should take the advice of the quote to heart and try not to make these two critical mistakes.