Nothing will change until you start building.

Jonathan Z. White, Free Code Camp, Medium, Apr 02, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I was at an IMS meeting ages ago and someone said to me, "Quality ships." I've never let that statement go. It doesn't matter how great your ideas are, if you don't make something out of them, they may as well not exist. "Start by building. Pick one project and do whatever you have to do to ship it. If you want to write a book, start with writing a page a day. If you want to build an app, start with some sketches. Anyone can do it. This advice applies to all creators. Once you start building and launching your projects, you won’t be able to stop. Building will become part of your identity. And even if your project fails, you’ll keep at it." As I said more recently in one of our own meetings: "there's always a reason not to do something." You can always come up with something. But you put that aside, and you ship.

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