Friday Wisdom – just start

“It makes more sense to get something started in an imperfect state rather than to procrastinate forever.”   Michael Casey, Sacred Reading – the Ancient Art of Lectio Divina

This week a quote from a little light reading I am doing on mystical Christian practices.  Lecito Divina, or Scared Reading, can be traced back to the Benedictine Monastic orders and is currently under going a bit of a revival with us modern mystics.

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to Friday Wisdom – just start

  1. kim says:

    Wise words I just needed to hear right now – thank you!

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  2. Debra says:

    It’s very nice to know we share some similar reading interests, Andrew. And thank you for sharing a slice of very useful weekly wisdom!

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  3. Quite true. That’s what first drafts are for.

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  4. My dad used to say something along the lines of “better imperfectly done than never begun.”
    Back when I started my blog, I had the account for about four months as I “did research” to make sure everything was perfect. Then one day Dad’s words came to me and I published my first post. I’ve written many imperfect posts ever since. 😉

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  5. We had that very situation in my ukulele group. One player insisted that we must stay on one tune until we were perfect. Lordy, we’d still be playing the same song years later! How does one define perfect?

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  6. PiedType says:

    More and more, I need to tattoo “Just start” on my forehead. Too often I’m a victim of analysis paralysis.

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  7. Spot on, Andrew. A friend of mine is fond of saying, “We need to get into action, not into thought.”
    Have a good weekend,

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  8. I agree with that. Often, the ending arrives by getting started.

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  9. delphini510 says:

    Great wisdom for today. Thank you.

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  10. Andrew, this reminded me of something I learned many years ago from a futurist. He called it the “15% rule.” It says that once you know about 15% of what you need to undertake a project you should begin. Then, as you get additional information you can adjust your course if needed, but you’re on the way (and ahead others who tend to wait much too long!).

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  11. Wisdom indeed….”starting is half finished”

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