“The hospital room may be spotless and sterile, but birth itself will always take place amid chaos, pain, and blood.”
- Steven Pressfield in Do the Work (Location 222 of 920)
Conception can be a beautiful thing. Its newness. Untested. Plenty of promise, potential, and possibilities. Can you feel the breath of a sigh as we look upon it?
I wonder if the sigh is an “ooh-aah” or a sigh of relief. Maybe it’s a sigh to help brace for what’s to come.
The reality: Conception is Messy
Whether giving birth to a baby or launching a product, writing a book or getting a retail store ready for opening day – conception can be messy. And even after conception, we’re going to have baby messes.
When I moved this site from Typepad to WordPress (this is the first post originating on WP), it had been over a year of waiting for the the right time. When the trigger was being pulled – I was sweating. I had stayed up the night before – all night – making sure everything was perfect (ish). And guess what – even with imperfection all around – there was celebration yesterday when the switch happened. Elation, even.
Maybe you have an idea. For a company. For a book. A blog. Maybe it’s someone you want to meet. Something you want to tell someone. A new mission. A ministry. Whatever it is, put it in motion.
So remember this reality: Conception is Messy.
Now, go do something.