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Sharing Your Gifts with the World

By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

Did you know that I have written more than 8,000 blog posts?  (This is actually number 8,425.)  But here’s the most important metric for our topic today: the number of “perfect” posts I’ve written: 


If you’re wondering the criteria, here’s how I’m defining a perfect post. To start, I felt a creative high writing it. I believed the topic was something that would really speak to people on deep level, cause them to question a premise, or blow up a limiting belief as we discussed in the last post.  And then the post had over 1,000 shares, hundred of comments, some people said it was the best thing they ever read, and others hated it like poison.

Lots of times I felt that creative high, but the response didn’t live up to it.  Other times I wasn’t really feeing it, but I wrote anyway, and then it had a huge response.  The number of times it all lined up perfectly was seven.

So why am I confessing to such a pathetic rate of success to you?

So you understand the relevance of that statistic to you and your work.  So you stop holding off on that project until it’s “perfect.”  So you understand that when you are holding out for perfect, you’re really procrastinating, making excuses, or simply fearing failure.

The sculpture, opera, book, song, app, painting, play, project, company, speech, or proposal that you never put out there because you’re waiting for it to be perfect – will never help, touch or speak to anyone.

If you really believe in your work, you have to put it out to the world.


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8 thoughts on “Sharing Your Gifts with the World

  1. Peter Horrill says:

    As I read this I think of the book I started this past summer, and haven’t worked on since, I wrote it on the premise that an inexperienced author could write a “best seller”, just by choosing to defy traditional motives of writing a best selling book. ie: to do something different while enjoying a very hot summer day at the beach while sitting in an air-conditioned van, expressing my muse of becoming a writer.
    .. Creative impulse listened to though..

  2. Leila says:

    I hope “Are you ready to be amazing?” Is one of them, because it really, truly made an impact on me.

    Thanks Randy.

    1. Randy Gage says:

      That is actually #1.

  3. Alejandro G says:

    It’s the Talents Parable right there. Quit burying our talents.

    Just curious, would it be okay if you share those 7 mythical posts?


    1. Randy Gage says:

      I actually wanted to in the original post, but the counter search mechanism wasn’t working last night. If they can figure it out, I’ll share in a future post. -RG

  4. I love it. It reminds me of Alex Mandossian’s words, “Don’t let perfect become the enemy of good.”

  5. raymutizwa says:

    WOW Randy, this is a kick in the butt, an excite to action…i had that analysis paralysis as I wanted to begin to write my poetry but i did it anyway and about the statics you put out its so true i began poetry blogs and am not so happy about all the pieces and feedback not so encouraging but am soldiering on and improving by day, there is links to my blogs and


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