In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of perfection. We want our products or services to be flawless before we release them to the world. However, as author Seth Godin reminds us, the time to launch something is before we’re ready. This is because, in reality, perfection is impossible. There will always be something that can be improved upon. The key is to start and then course-correct based on feedback.

Mark Twain once said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” So often, we get stuck in analysis paralysis, afraid to take the first step toward our goals. But as Twain points out, the secret to getting ahead is doing something. It’s not enough to have a great idea. We must also be willing to take the necessary steps to bring that idea to life. This means pushing past our fears and doubts and taking that first, often scary, step.

Automaker Mercedes is a powerful example. They built cars before there were even roads. This shows that sometimes, innovation requires taking a leap of faith. It means having a vision for the future and working towards that vision, even if it seems impossible at the time. This is the mindset that entrepreneurs must adopt if they want to make a real impact. They must be willing to take risks and be comfortable with uncertainty. In the end, it’s these bold moves that pave the way for progress and change.

(The Mercedes Motorwagen shown in photo was first patented in 1886)