May 28, 2010

a work in progress

Do you wait until you are ready before you launch into something new or big?
It's in our nature to wait until we are fully prepared.  Until we have it figured out, until we know what we are doing, until we are sure.  We worry that others will be able to tell we aren't 100 percent confident.  Or we worry about failing.  I don't think there's a person walking among us who doesn't, at least sometimes, have a little voice that tells them they don't know what they are doing.
Self doubt is big inhibitor.  It gets in the way of us offering up the best of ourselves, of contributing what we have to push projects along.  And, the self doubt isn't going to go away.  We all have it, and resisting it or trying to overcome it gets us nowhere.  Instead, try a different approach.  Just acknowledge it's there, and then proceed anyhow.  Because life is short and that self-doubt can have us be paralyzed in inaction, while the days and weeks and months tick away.
What's one thing you say you want to do?  What's holding you back?  Can you just be with whatever holds you back, and then move forward on it anyhow?

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