They say do your best. Whatever you do, do your best.

Everyone says it again and again, so it must be right. But what if I told you it’s misleading. The most important part of the phrase lies in the very first word.

 

Do.

 

Don’t just sit there. Do.

Refrain from thinking, or planning, or strategizing. Just. Do.

Do put up your hands for speaking up, do volunteer to speak at your local meetups, do practice your talk in front of a mirror.

 

In fact, doing your worst is better than doing your best because best implies perfection, but perfection is the enemy of progress. The enemy of doing.

If you start doing, I promise you those butterflies in your stomach will start to fly in formation. One by one.

 

What have you been putting off in favour of thinking?