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The Desk Community ponders the following quote today:

Don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work ~ Pearl S. Buck

As Nike’s infamous logo states, “Just Do It.” There are often times we keep putting things off that we know need to get done because we are waiting for the right moment to strike. We sometimes wait for the proper motivation, the feeling which will carry us through some tough obstacle ahead.

Personally, my feeling barrier comes from seeing the entire process from beginning to end. If I cannot do the entire task in my head, I almost feel paralyzed. I get stuck in a puzzle loop that I cannot solve and I just freak out. I end up not ever actually starting it.

The solution is to just get started, make mistakes and learn hands on instead of trying to make everything so perfect. While that is something that has been difficult for me, I am a lot more grateful of what I have learned. Making a lot of mistakes just generates more opportunities for learning.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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