Yesterday I finally developed my website. I can't even remember how long I've been procrastinating this simple step to make my personality open to the public on the Internet. There were a lot of excuses, "I have nothing to say," "I'm not skilled enough to write," "So many experts out there, and I'm just an amateur," yadda yadda yadda.
One of my friends has expressed the same excuses as to why he doesn't create his website. It has reminded me of myself, and while my experience is still fresh, I want to tell you what I learned.
- When you work on something, and you don't know just yet what the outcome will be, that's where all the magic happens. Our brain starts getting familiar with the problem and develops a real understanding of it. Chances are, this knowledge will generate many new ideas on what to do next. Starting is crucial; surprisingly, we usually ignore this pretty obvious fact.
- Having no results doesn't mean you do nothing. As long as you think about your problem, you do some work towards a solution. We often underestimate the background work of our brain. That sort of "procrastination" is required for any meaningful work.
- It's very similar to how scientists work on problems. They need the courage to continue working on something that may not lead to any significant result. But in many cases, even if they don't get the desired outcome, they produce many remarkable findings along the way.