Take a risk, get started, and contribute something. To your team, to your family, to your job, to your community. Whether or not you end up being number one in the world is irrelevant. Most of the time, the value you provide isn’t nearly as important as pushing yourself to provide it. This is especially true at first.
Having the courage to start is more important than succeeding because the people who consistently get started are the only ones who can end up finishing anything.
Everything that signifies a happy, healthy and fulfilled existence — strong relationships, vibrant creativity, valuable work, a physical lifestyle, etc. — it all requires a willingness to get started over and over again.
Take note: being the best isn't required to be happy or fulfilled, but being in the game is necessary.
Life isn't a dress rehearsal. Only one person lives in the spotlight, but everyone benefits from stepping on stage.