I've discovered a common theme among every successful single artist, entrepreneur, and doer of really anything worth doing, and that is that they absolutely did not know how to pull off whatever epic thing you respect them for before they started doing it.

But that is absolutely not the lesson I was taught all through my childhood. In every essay, sporting match, or group project I was given the overwhelming instruction to plan carefully, to learn how to do things well first, to listen to the advice of my elders.

As I've gotten older - maybe because I've started actually listening or maybe because I've started to talk to people who are being more honest - they now tell me something that I've grown to suspect for years. Good business isn't knowing how to do it before you start, it's having the courage to start anyway, the ability to learn what you need to, and the wisdom to ask for help along the way.