There is a 70° chance it will show one inch tonight; the temperature is 36°F, the humidity is 74% and the dewpoint is 28°F. It is cold outside, but I planted sugar snap peas today.
Apparently sugar snap peas can grow when it’s cold. According to Cornell University, peas grow best in the spring and early summer when the temperatures are between 60°F and 75°F.
Peas can thrive when the conditions aren’t perfect. Peas don’t have to wait until the heat of summer to grow. Peas thrive when they have a bit of adversity.
A conversation between two pea seeds
“Dang it’s cold. I would love to take a hot bath, but we have work to do. We have to grow. Come on now, grow! Grow!”
“I don’t want to grow now. I am cold. I want to wait until June. This is unfair. I am not going to grow until it warms up.”
Have you ever felt like a pea seed that hates the cold?
You want to do something, maybe make something, write a book, start walking, stop picking your nose, or quit drinking coffee because you just found out you have osteoporosis? But, you don’t do anything now because you want to wait until the conditions are perfect?
You will start writing the book when you can wear sandals again. You write better when it is warm and your feet can breathe. You want to start walking, but you can’t start now because you can only start when the first day of the month is a Tuesday. You can’t stop picking your nose until the full moon and you won’t stop drinking coffee until your prepaid card for coffee is used up.
Start your projects when conditions aren’t perfect
“The maxim, “Nothing prevails but perfection,” may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Think like a pea seed. All you need is to be planted outdoors in full sun.
What is full sun for a person? Believe. Believe in yourself and grow. Grow when it is cold. Grow when life isn’t perfect. Listen to Winston S. Churchill and Randy Pausch who said, “It’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not.”—Randy Pausch
What about you. Do you wait until life is perfect to start a new project?
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