Feeling ready is overrated

It we waited until we felt qualified, or ready to do something big, we’d never move.  There are times in life when we have to push the boat out, even though we don’t really know how to navigate it at the time.  So often we hesitate because we don’t feel ready, or we don’t know enough, or even we wonder are we able to do it at all.

I don’t know about you but I think we all work through thoughts like these.  Of course a lot of this thinking can come from how we’ve been conditioned in life, often through our formative years.  We may have heard too many times the quip, ‘Sure you could never do that,’ or ‘You’ll not amount to much.’

The capacity of a human being is immense and that includes all of us.  There are countless examples of people rising to take up a challenge, overcome a serious obstacle, or achieve what seemed impossible at the outset.

Hindsight is also a wonderful thing.  I often like to think when facing a challenge that it will be good to look back at it in about 6 months or a years time. Then I smile thinking I’ll be saying, ‘what was all the fuss about,’ as has been the case on countless occasions.

Feeling ready is overrated.  If we wait until ‘we think’ we’re ready, we’ll never move.  So today, if you’re looking at a new opportunity, or a new yet formidable looking challenge, get going because you’ll learn along the way.

You’ll look back at it in the future and smile, probably saying to yourself something like, ‘Why didn’t I do that years ago.’

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