If you have been hesitant to start a project for quite some time… if you have been delaying it since a few days, maybe its because you are too attached to the outcome.

Maybe its because that you desperately want the project to work.

You want it to be successful, no matter what.

This, of course, is not a great habit.

This attachment is what holds us back.

Seth Godin says that a better story to tell ourselves is – “This might not work.”

I use a different version,

“This will fail.”

“And I will still be alive.”

“But I will have more data.”

“And hence, I will be wiser.”

Knowing that something might (or will) fail, frees us from the unnecessary pressure.