Today, I had a heart-to-heart talk with my younger brother on the importance of a head start.
You cannot have a head start without starting early, with your head on the line, figuratively.
You risk it all head first, and then you never look back.
Without the inclination to start before you feel ready, you will always have people ahead of you acting as a measure of your progress. And people are a poor comparison metric.
I am thankful for mentors that nudged me to go all in, early, in spite of my fears. Because of them, I run my race on my terms.