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8. You Don’t Need to Be Perfect

 Have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect, nothing is, and no one is — and that’s OK.

– Katie Couric
Commencement Address at Williams College, 2007

 Ready, Fire, Aim. This is the approach I have used all my life. There are always decisions to be made. In my experience, it is better not to get caught up in over-analysis of a problem. So if you feel positive in your gut, in your na ‘au, about your idea – do it. Don’t get stuck in the limbo of “Ready, Aim…Aim…Aim…”—and let someone else do the “Firing.” Be there first!

– E. Bakken
Commencement Address at University of Hawaii, 2004