With philosophy there comes responsibility to live it.
Wisdom is knowledge in action.
Sometimes the distance in between knowledge and action is long, because we have internal resistance to overcome Seth Godin talks about this resistance in his book Linchpin. I revisited my notes and highlights of the book today as I was overcome with huge resistance to finish my company’s website.
Seth Godin writes that the purpose of beginning is to finish. It’s our job to deliver and it is often our fear of inadequacy that keeps us from delivering.
First version of the website is ready www.amorfati.fi/en
Most meaning we can get is through serving others, and to serve others we must begin and finish.
In writing these is this thing called “the first ugly draft.”
In life we are often afraid to be defined by this first ugly draft. Then the one draft becomes hundred, or a thousand and we have not published anything.
When I follow professional work I am often surprised at how high levels people are holding back.
At the same time I’ve great feeling of inadequacy with my own work, own writing, pretty much anything I d so I can understand: it’s easy to tell others what to do.
Mostly our life is a struggle against ourselves, our beliefs about ourselves what we can or cannot do.
I’ve just started on the path of entrepreneur. I’ve a long and rocky way ahead of me. I know this, because big part of me still would like to take the safe and comfortable path of employment, not failing, not starting and trying to do something different.
Yet I choose to try. I want to grow and keep growing. I also don’t want to buy into the mass hypnosis of not good enough and to break out from that I need to do anything differently, even if it fails.
Must is a powerful reason for action. I believe, I do what I must when I must.
Until then I’ll try to do something different, because there is also part of me that thinks that asks maybe I am good enough and at least some of my work is as well.