I spent most of the afternoon rehearsing a play in which I have a small part.
My first and only entrance is preceded by the noise of a helicopter some screaming and some gun shots, all very dramatic. The problem I am having is that I cannot hear the dialogue because of the sound effects and also at the moment the number of gun shots is variable, sometimes two and sometimes three.
My dilemma is, do I wait for the correct number of shots before I go on or if there seems to be too much of a delay to go on anyway.
It struck me this evening that this sort of thing is the dilemma which affects all of us trying to make some money on the Internet. Do we wait until everything is correct, the email we are about to send is highly polished, the opt-in form is exactly as it should be and so on.
In the past, I have allowed this dilemma to delay things I have intended to do and on occasion stop me doing anything at all. With this in mind, I have decided that I shall go on after two shots and that when I have an idea for an email or blog post, I should write it and send it as soon as possible and not waste time thinking and over thinking exactly which I should do or say.
I had a word of advice from a friend of mine not so long ago which was that “bad action is always better than no action”. I have decided to act on that advice and go ahead and do things even though I am not certain that they can be as good as they can be. I can always correct them later. So here goes.