All or Nothing

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”

                                                                   – Gen. Patton

     In the past couple weeks, I’ve had two separate conversations about different subjects that left me annoyed and with the same conclusion.  While one was on investing and the other on exercise, the arguments were exactly the same but with different terminology.  Just replace “I don’t have the money” with “I don’t have the time”.

Instead of going from the couch to running marathons, start with a few push-ups and add more.  Instead of waiting for an investment where you can become a billionaire overnight, start socking money away in an index fund and take advantage of your employer’s 401k match.

Starting is the most important thing.  It doesn’t matter how small.  Something, anything, is better than nothing.  Waiting for perfect is an excuse for doing nothing.

2 thoughts on “All or Nothing

  1. Love this. A quote I heard recently somewhat related to this is “Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.”

    1. Misquoted – don’t know how to delete/edit that.. The quote is “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

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