This is a recent blog that Seth Godin wrote. I love it! As entrepreneurs, we run into people who are quick to criticize what people are doing but never create anything to give and share. This goes out to all the people who, in spite of naysayers, critics, and negative nellies, create products and share their passions with the world. Thank you!!!
The alternative to failure
“What would you have me do instead?”
To the critic who decries a project as a worthless folly, something that didn’t work out, something that challenged the status quo and failed, the artist might ask,
“Is it better to do nothing?”
To the critic who hasn’t shipped, who hasn’t created his art, anything less than better-than-what-I -have-now appears to be a waste. To this critic, progress should only occur in leaps, in which a fully functioning, perfected new device/book/project/process/system appears and instantly and perfectly replaces the current model.
We don’t need your sharp wit or enmity, please. Our culture needs your support instead.
Each step by any (and every) one who ships moves us. It might show us what won’t work, it might advance the state of the art or it might merely encourage others to give it a try as well.
To those who feel that they have no choice but to create, thank you.
Hope you enjoyed! Until next time,