My dear,

You can tell how revolutionary an idea is by how unsure the inventor is about it.

Aren’t you glad the man who invented the wheel just did it? Think about it, they just did it – no waiting for anyone’s approval, no holding onto the idea until they found themselves skilled enough to do it well, and no rejecting of the idea if at least one person found something wrong with it. They just did it.

Where do you think we’d be if the founding founding members of our country had decided to hold onto making it a country until they were sure everything was spot-shine clean? Where do you think we’d be if the freedom fighters had waited for a plan that left not one person dead before trying to free their people? Where do you think we’d be if Henry Ford had waited for the blueprints of a car that causes no deaths to magically appear on his desk, instead of just building the Model-T and going forward from there?


Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

One of the biggest threats to the future and all it’s wonders is the habit of seeking everyone’s approval.

Beware approval seeking in all it’s forms. And beware of it especially in the creating phase. Just create – first, and correct along the way… The world will thank you.

Falsely yours,
John Henry Newman