“It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out where the strongman stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the area, who’s face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, comes up short again and again, because there’s no effort without err and shortcoming, but who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasms and great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best in the end knows the triumph of high achievement who at the worst if he fails while daring greatly, so that if he fails his place will never be with those cold and timid souls, who neither knew victory or defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Why in the world would I do that when there are already a hundred (or more!) people out there doing that same thing?
answer excuse I hear most often when I ask people why don’t they try building something new. It’s as if we believe that because someone beat us to the punch, that we should abandon our dreams immediately.