Somewhere in England. Or maybe Wales.
While I remain cut off from the outside world, concentrating on writing my book, I will offer this quote as a substitute for a blog…
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
I totally agree. I’ve tried tackling projects both ways:
a) single-mindedly, not even considering the possibility of failure (or not until it was too late to back out, anyway)
b) being sensible and circumspect, and considering all factors before committing.
I can firmly say, based on my own experience, that the latter way of approaching a challenge almost inevitably results in abandoning the challenge before even starting it.
If you want to actually get something done, it is much better to hurl yourself in wholeheartedly, with enough stubborn bull-headedness to just make it happen, no matter what.
But just don’t hold ME responsible for the consequences. They could be either a magnificent achievement and total fulfilment, or they could be a magnificent face-splat and utter humiliation. Or somewhere in between. In the end, does it really matter? At least you gave it a try…