On ideas

Stop talking about your plans and start executing them. It’s such a shame to see you think about cool things that you can do and stand between the ideas like Buridan’s ass.* Who or what is stopping you from creating your next book or getting your next contract?

You. The sad part is that nothing I can say to you will spur you to action. Only you, while wallowing in the pain of not starting your work, can come to the realization that I’m right and you should begin immediately. I look forward to that moment.

*Buridan’s ass refers to a situation with a donkey who is both hungry and thirsty and finds himself in between a stack of hay and a pail of water. He looks back and forth between these two trying to decide which he will go to, and soon dies of thirst and hunger for his indecision.