Yesterday I discovered some drafts from 2009 (in my Google Drive) that taught me – about myself.
The very first of all 207 posts on this blog was published on May 31, 2013. That was shortly after I read Seth Godin’s ‘Icarus Deception‘, which I have referenced as the spark of this blog. (Oh, in case you’re keeping track, yes, 207 posts means one post published every day since then.)
Except in 2009, I wrote a six-hundred word introduction to a book, or, what I thought would be weighty enough for a book. Michael Vick had just been convicted of running a dog-fighting operation, and the media was in an uproar over it. I intended to explore the responsibilities of the NFL, and of you and I.
So it turns out that I’ve been writing, and exploring these ideas long before I read Godin.
The lesson is that ideas not shared simply die. They are already inside you. It’s up to you to release them to the world.
If you’ve ever not finished something, that doesn’t preclude you from finishing it now.