Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are“.
I love that sentiment. It’s a thought which drove me to write the book Ten Words which I’ve almost finished. I’m not an author. I have no qualifications that would establish me as a credible writer, neither do I have any commercial intent or a desire to be a well-known writer. I have always just seen myself as a preacher who has some messages to share within their industry.
I have taken this week off to finish the editing of my book, and as I start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, it reminds me that we all over think things and put off projects because we feel like we are not experienced or prepared enough. Sometimes we just need start with what we have, where we are…
I believe that we all have a book inside us, that with a little discipline and focus, is not all that hard to get out. I set myself the goal writing the entire thing in 100 days, and in order to keep myself honest, I posted a photo each day on instagram. You can follow back the progress of how I wrote the book from March 22nd @JeremyWaite.
Hopefully some people will like what I wrote but if not, I’m very happy in the knowledge that the process itself was rewarding enough. Writing helps you to shape you thoughts and challenges you to examine all the things which you believe in or share with others.
“The journey is the reward” as Jobs liked to say.
If you like the sound of this and need a little inspiration to give yourself a kick up the ass, I suggest to read the book Start Something That Matters by the founder of TOMS – Blake Mycoskie or The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin. If neither of those books inspire you to start something, nothing will!