My Dad appreciated thoughtful consideration as much as anyone, but he always cautioned me not to “over think” a decision. One of his heroes was Teddy Roosevelt, who praised the Man in the Arena and who recommended action over inaction whenever facing a dilemma.
As Teddy once said, (paraphrase) “It is always best to the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing and the worst thing to do is nothing.” My Dad simplified that to “Do something, even if it is wrong!”
I’ve puttered around for over a year while creating a website. I’ve looked at it as the culmination of a life-long dream. Naturally, I want my website to be perfect, but Dad’s and Teddy’s words have haunted me. It finally dawned on me that perfection is always a work in progress.
So, I am taking the leap of faith and launching TheFlywriter.com. I anticipate a bit of turbulence before I break through the clouds, but that’s half the fun. As we used to say in the Navy, it’s time to “kick the tires and light the fires!”
Tower to Flywriter: “Cleared for Take Off.”
Flywriter to Tower: “Roger, Flywriter Bustin’ Loose!”