Sunday, April 12, 2015


"Like light bulbs, ideas, if transparent, hang in the air, shining, bringing light to the darkness."
Photo courtesy of AP2 Photography

An idea is worthless until it is executed.
That's what I've been telling myself as I've been building this magazine.
It's not enough for me to just have an idea anymore, at some point what's in my head must escape; become tangible. And of course execution is not easy. Not by any means. INSIGHT has existed for a little over a month and I've already lost days of sleep, uncomfortably large portions of paychecks, and a bit of my sanity. I've nearly killed myself trying to generate traffic, and especially trying to collect submissions. (Getting people to contribute has proven to be the most difficult and most important aspect, as INSIGHT is nothing without contributions.) Even after all this work, I know there's so much more to be done. It is an exciting project, but if I am to be completely honest, I must also mention that it's an intimidating one.
But it's worth it. I've received an overwhelming amount of feedback expressing appreciation for the magazine. I've already heard discussions and debates over the articles posted. And even if all of this hadn't been a source of encouragement, the simple pleasure of turning a thought into something real makes the endeavor well worth it. Creating, executing ideas, is easily one of the most rewarding things you can do.
And so I hope that if you have an idea, a thought, a dream, you decide to turn it into reality. Do it. Do it well. Do it wholeheartedly. Even if no one but you will ever see, watch, hear, or read it. Execution is extremely fulfilling. Execution is all that matters.

Imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never articulated his dream. Or if Steve Jobs' ideas were never produced. Or if To Kill A Mockingbird never went beyond one thought of a lawyer and his daughter. Without the realization and execution of the ideas of Edison, Bell, Mozart, Dali, etc. where would we be?

Ideas are just a catalyst for change. Execution is what will push humanity forward.

Enjoy, contribute.
Jaylin Paschal - April 2015

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