Notes on shipping

Start before you are ready; you will never be 100% ready.

Ship before it’s perfect; it will never be perfect.

The pursuit of Readiness and Perfection does not help you achieve better outcomes, it stops you from shipping and learning a single anything.

Failure itself is hardly the issue; it’s withholding your work so as to never even have the chance to fail.

You will make exponentially more progress by putting something out into the world, failing epically, and learning from it than you will from putting nothing out into the world because you are endlessly wondering how to not fail.

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William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (