Epiphanies Are Overrated

The author suggests not waiting for an epiphany to begin working, but rather just going ahead and starting the project.

Don’t wait for an epiphany before you begin the work (whatever the work is). Just start.

Most of our best insights come after we’ve begun a project, after we’ve gotten busy with the boring and unglamorous tasks like research, rehearsal, brainstorming, creating lists, making outlines.

Waiting for an epiphany is really a way to stall.

Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. Strike first.

About the Author

Robbie Hyman is a professional communications and public affairs writer. He has 15 years’ experience writing for nonprofits, small business and multibillion-dollar international organizations and is available as a freelance writer for federal agencies.

Robbie has written thousands of pages of content, including white papers, speeches, published articles, reports, manuals, newsletters, video scripts, advertisements, technical document and other materials. He is also co-founder of MoneySavvyTeen.com, an online course that teaches smart money habits to teenagers.